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Which has a higher viscosity, 'Salt Water' OR 'Standard Water'?

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    CCahillposted 5 years ago

    Which has a higher viscosity, 'Salt Water' OR 'Standard Water'?

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    WhydThatHappenposted 5 years ago

    Salt water- it is more dense than freshwater. The higher viscosity of salt water is the reason it is easier to float in than fresh water

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      CCahillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah thanks, So by this same logic im guessing that a high salt content within Blood, would result in a high viscosity in the blood and so i wonder if this results in lower blood pressure?

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      WhydThatHappenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm. I see what you're saying but I think it results in higher blood pressure. Viscosity measures resistance to flow, so your heart has to work harder to pump the blood the same distance. That's higher BP, right?

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      CCahillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually i just checked google, your right, Salt actually raises the resistance to flow, i kinda thought perhaps the salt help to slow the bloods speed and therefore pressure but it seems it doesnt work that way

 
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