Dynamic Viscosity of some common Liquids

Absolute or Dynamic Viscosity viscosity of some common fluids

Absolute or dynamic viscosity of some common liquids at a temperature of 300 K are indicated below:

Fluid Absolute Viscosity
(N s/m2, Pa s) (cp) (104 lbm/ft sec)
Acetic acid 0.001155 1.155 7.76
Acetone 0.000316 0.316 2.12
Alcohol, ethyl (ethanol) 0.001095 1.095 7.36
Alcohol, methyl (methanol) 0.00056 0.56 3.76
Alcohol, propyl 0.00192 1.92 12.9
Benzene 0.000601 0.601 4.04
Blood 0.003 - 0.004
Bromine 0.00095 0.95 6.38
Carbon Disulfide 0.00036 0.36 2.42
Carbon Tetrachloride 0.00091 0.91 6.11
Castor Oil 0.650 650  
Chloroform 0.00053 0.53 3.56
Decane 0.000859 0.859 5.77
Dodecane 0.00134 1.374 9.23
Ether 0.000223 0.223 1.50
Ethylene Glycol 0.0162 16.2 109
Freon refrigerant R-11 0.00042 0.42 2.82
Glycerine 0.950 950 6380
Heptane 0.000376 0.376 2.53
Hexane 0.000297 0.297 2.00
Kerosene 0.00164 1.64 11.0
Linseed Oil 0.0331 33.1 222
Mercury 0.0015 1.53 10.3
Milk 0.003
Octane 0.00051 0.51 3.43
Phenol 0.0080 8.0 54
Propane 0.00011 0.11 0.74
Propylene 0.00009 0.09 0.60
Propylene glycol 0.042 42  
Toluene 0.000550 0.550 3.70
Turpentine 0.001375 1.375 9.24
Water, Fresh 0.00089 0.89 6.0

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