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a. What is viscosity? b. Which has a higher viscosity, a fast-flowing liquid or a slow-flowing liquid? c. What can you infer about the amount of friction among the particles of a liquid that has low viscosity?

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a. Viscosity refers to the property of a liquid to resist from flowing. If a liquid has a high viscosity, it flows slowly. On the other hand, if a liquid has a low viscosity, it flows easily.

b. When a liquid has a high viscosity, it flows more slowly. On the other hand, when a liquid has a low viscosity, it flows more easily.

c. The amount of friction that is present in a liquid that has a high viscosity is very great. In this case, when a liquid has a low viscosity, the amount of friction in its particles would be very low too. The particles of a liquid that experience less friction can move freely.

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