College Chemistry : Properties of Liquids and Solutions

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for College Chemistry

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Liquids And Solutions

If a liquid has a low resistance to flow, it has a low __________

Possible Answers:


Melting point

Boiling point

Vapor pressure


Correct answer:



By definition, viscosity is the measure of a liquid's resistance to flow. If a liquid has a low viscosity, it has a low resistance to flow. It may not necessarily always have a low boiling point, melting point, and/or vapor pressure due to this characteristic. Viscosity is just a way to measure and describe one physical characteristic (resistance to flow) of a liquid. The volume of a liquid does not say anything about its physical properties.

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