August 15, 2001 Processing Puzzle

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Definitions of Solution Viscosities

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Solution viscosities are commonly used for quality control and characterization of polymers. What are the formal definitions of the following solution viscosities?

  • relative viscosity
  • specific viscosity
  • reduced viscosity
  • inherent viscosity
  • intrinsic viscosity

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