Orders of magnitude (viscosity)

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The pitch drop experiment, demonstrating the viscosity of bitumen.

This page is a progressive and labeled list of the SI dynamic viscosity orders of magnitude, with examples appended where possible.

Unless otherwise stated, all viscosities are measured at room temperature and pressure.

List of orders of magnitude for viscosity
Factor (pascal-second (Pa·s) ) Value (pascal-second (Pa·s) ) Material
10−6 8.8 × 10−6 Hydrogen[1]
10−5 1.3 × 10−5 Steam (at 100 °C)[2]
1.8 × 10−5 Air[2]
10−4 3.2 × 10−4 Acetone[2]
6 × 10−4 Gasoline[2]
10−3 0.001 Water[3]
0.0012 Ethanol[4]
0.0016 Mercury[2]
0.003 Milk[3]
0.004 Blood[2]
10−2 0.028 Linseed oil[4]
0.072 Corn oil[4]
0.084 Olive oil[4]
0.085 to 0.14 SAE 10 Motor oil[3]
10−1 0.1 Castor oil
0.14 to 0.42 SAE 20 Motor oil[3]
0.42 to 0.65 SAE 30 Motor oil[3]
0.65 to 0.90 SAE 40 Motor oil[3]
100 1.5 Glycerine[2]
2.5 Pancake syrup[4]
5.0 Karo syrup[3]
101 10 Honey[3]
20 Treacle[4]
50 Ketchup[3]
70 Mustard[3]
102 100 Sour Cream[3]
250 Peanut Butter[3]
103 1,000 Lard[5]
104 10,000 Plate glass (at 900 °C)[1]
105 100,000 Window putty[4]
108 2.3x108 Pitch[6]
1021 1021-1024 Mantle (geology)
1070 2.5x1070 Planck viscosity
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  5. ^ "Viscosity Chart". 
  6. ^ Edgeworth, R.; Dalton, B.J.; Parnell, T. "The Pitch Drop Experiment". Retrieved 2007-10-15.