Comparing viscosities of liquids using a viscometer

The viscosities of liquids can be compared by observing their rates of flow through a glass tube. A simple device called a Redwood viscometer can be adapted easily for the laboratory. Comparing viscosities using a viscometer A viscometer is shown in Figure 1. Using the apparatus in Figure 1, fill the funnel with liquid to […]

Deriving & Measuring viscosity using Stokes’ law

Here we will derive the formula of viscosity using Stoke’s law. We have already derived one expression of viscosity using the flow of a viscous fluid between two parallel plates. Now we derive a different equation of viscosity or coefficient of viscosity in terms of terminal velocity. When a sphere is released and allowed to […]

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