Intensive Property

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Karina Kong 2H
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Intensive Property

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:53 pm

Why is heat capacity an intensive property?

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Re: Intensive Property

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:55 pm

heat capacity is an intensive property because the amount of substance matters.

Myka G 1l
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Re: Intensive Property

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:57 pm

Heat capacity is an intensive property because it depends on the amount of matter that you start with. Heat capacity is defined as the energy that it takes to raise 1mol of substance by 1 degree c, and it takes more energy to raise 1 mol of a complex molecule by 1 degree C than it does a simple one.

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Re: Intensive Property

Postby Daria Azizad 1K » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:38 am

Myka G 1l wrote:Heat capacity is an intensive property because it depends on the amount of matter that you start with. Heat capacity is defined as the energy that it takes to raise 1mol of substance by 1 degree c, and it takes more energy to raise 1 mol of a complex molecule by 1 degree C than it does a simple one.

Why does it depend on amount when specific heat capacity has grams in its units?


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