Explain the term 'Laminar flow. Is the velocity of molecules same in all the layers in laminar flow?

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Explain the term 'Laminar flow. Is the velocity of molecules same in all the layers in laminar
flow ? Explain your answer.


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When a liquid flows over a fixed surface, the layer of molecules in the immediate contact of surface is stationary. The velocity of the upper layers increases as the distance of layers from the fixed layer increases.
This type of flow in which there is a regular gradation of velocity in passing from one layer to the next is called laminar flow. In laminar flow, the velocity of molecules Gradation of velocity in the laminar flow is not same in all the layers because every layer offers some resistance or friction to the layer immediately below it.