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Chemistry and Viscosity

  1. Dec 13, 2005 #1
    Is there any chemical reaction which can alter/ change the viscosity of the system ???
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  3. Dec 13, 2005 #2


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    When a chemical reaction occurs, the products are changed into reactants, and the contents of the sytem has changed. So when the contents change, it is quite possible, the viscosity will change.
    A very evident example comes to mind, quick drying epoxy. When you mix the glue and hardener together and stirr, the two react and start to harden.
    Or another example, making "slime", making a gooey product.
  4. Dec 13, 2005 #3
    Is there any establised data available(protocol, the change in viscosity etc...) ??

    I prefer the reactants and products to be fluids!
  5. Dec 13, 2005 #4


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    adding gelatin?
    adding salt to icewater?
  6. Dec 13, 2005 #5


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    as mr jeffrey has mentioned, polymeric reactions
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