Flashcards in Questions from class - Lecture 9 Deck (3):
What is the intrinsic viscosity and how is it related to the molecular weight of the polymer?
The intrinsic viscosity is the solute's contribution to the viscosity of a solution. It is defined:
[eta] = lim eta_sp / c, as c -> 0
eta_sp = eta_r - 1 = (eta - eta_s / eta_s)
where eta is the solution viscosity, eta_s is the solvent viscosity and eta_r is the relative viscosity (eta/eta_s). eta_sp is called the specific viscosity.
What is subdiffusive motion of the chain, and why does it appear?