Problem: Compare the viscosity of n-pentane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3, to the viscosity of n-hexane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3.

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Viscosity is the resistance of a fluid to flow

Generally, viscosity increases with:

decreasing temperature
 increasing molar mass
stronger intermolecular forces

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Compare the viscosity of n-pentane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3, to the viscosity of n-hexane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3.

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