Specific viscosity

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The ratio of viscosity of the solution to the viscosity of water at a given temperature. Specific viscosity is a relative measurement used to determine the concentration of a polymer in an emulsion.

Synonyms and Related Terms

viscosité spécifique (Fr.); Spezifische Viskosität (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 946
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988