## Extensive

Dina Geotas 4A
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### Extensive

What is the difference between and extensive and state property? Thank you!

Lauren Huang 1H
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### Re: Extensive

State property is a quantity that is determined by its current state but is not dependent on the path taken to obtain that state (ex: altitude, volume). Extensive property is a property of matter that depends on the amount of substance (ex: heat capacity).

Phan Tran 1K
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### Re: Extensive

A good way to remember the difference between extensive and state property is that the distance between your house and the supermarket is a state property; no matter how you get to the supermarket, that distance will always be the same, it's the state the distance will always be in. The path you take from your house to the supermarket, however, is different, depending on which streets you take and any detours that happen. Extensive property, extensive paths.

Phan Tran 1K
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### Re: Extensive

A good way to remember the difference between extensive and state property is that the distance between your house and the supermarket is a state property; no matter how you get to the supermarket, that distance will always be the same, it's the state the distance will always be in. The path you take from your house to the supermarket, however, is different, depending on which streets you take and any detours that happen. Extensive property, extensive paths.

Charles Gu 1D
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### Re: Extensive

Enthalpy, Volume, Temperature, Pressure are all state properties since it doesn't matter how the substance was prepared while extensive properties focus on how much matter there is