Which viscosity is more water or gasoline


From Lederzentrum Leather Lexicon

The viscosity of a substance (from gr. viscous = "tough as mistberry juice"), e.g. B. a leather care milk or a cleaning agent, denotes its toughness and viscosity. The higher the viscosity, the thicker the material, and the stronger the friction and interlocking between the molecules inside it, so that the substance offers greater resistance to changes in its position or distribution. Low viscosity have z. B. gasoline and water, high viscosity sugar beet syrup and honey, although it should be noted that the viscosity value is always dependent on the temperature of the substance. When heated, the viscosity of many materials decreases (which also applies to water), they become thinner. The viscosity is measured with a viscometer.

There are various names for leather care products that indicate the viscosity of the product. As a rule, one can assume that a leather care milk is thinner, i.e. less viscous, than a leather care cream, which in turn is thinner than a leather fat or leather balsam. Low viscosity is particularly desirable when the care product is to penetrate deep into the leather fibers.

Viscosity of different liquids depending on the temperature. As the temperature rises (x-axis), the substances become thinner, i.e. less viscous (y-axis). Author: Prolineserver. License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic: You are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license identical to this one.

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