reduced viscosity

of a polymer
Synonym: viscosity number
The ratio of the relative viscosity increment to the mass concentration of the polymer, c, i.e. η i c, where η i is the relative viscosity increment.
  1. The unit must be specified; cm3 g-1 is recommended.
  2. This quantity is neither a @V06627@ nor a pure number. The term is to be looked on as a traditional name. Any replacement by consistent terminology would produce unnecessary confusion in the polymer literature. Synonymous with @V06627@ number.
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