Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 12 - Problems: 12.115


A dilute polymer solution in a solvent, for instance can show power-law behavior where it may have high viscosity under low shear, but low viscosity under high shear.

Work Step by Step

For large organic molecules formed by combining a number of smaller molecules such as plastics, viscosity is generally higher for polymers with higher molecular weights, where bigger molecules lead to higher viscosity.
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