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Calculates the viscosity of organic liquids using the Souders’ method:Viscosity calculations use Souders' equation.As per below.

Viscosity calculations use Souders' equation.As per below.

log(log 10u) = (I/M)d x 10^-3 - 2.9

u = viscosity, mNs/m^2

M = molecular weight

I = Souders index, estimated from the group contributions

d = density at the required temperature, kg/m^3

To use Souders equation, Click Viscosity Data Button, dat entry form is displayed. Enter group contributions associated with the Liquid, Click the button when completed.

i.e. For the chemical Toluene :-

you would enter 7 for the amount of carbon atoms

8 “ “ “ “ Hydrogen atoms

3 “ “ “ “ double bonds

1 “ “ “ “ six - member ring

1 “ “ “ “ side group

The total of this provides for the variable I in Souders equation.

Then enter the molecular weight and density of the liquid the viscosity will be calculated and displayed as above.

For Binary Liquid Mixtures :-

The following formulae, procedure is used :-

log(log 10um) = dm((x1I1 + x2I2)/(x1M1 + x2M2)) x 10^-3 - 2.9

um = viscosity of mixture.

dm = density of mixture.

x1, x2 = mol fraction of components.

M1, M2 = molecular weights of components.

I1, I2 = Souders’ index of each component

Method of use :-

Determine Souders index for each component. (As detailed in the step above via the viscosity data entry form)

Click the Binary mixtures buton and enter all the required data into the displayed entry form as example below.

press the calculate button and the mixture viscosity will be calculated as example below.