Extensive V. Intensive


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Extensive V. Intensive

Postby CenCen » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:32 am

what's the difference between extensive and intensive properties and what are some examples?
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Re: Extensive V. Intensive

Postby Lanzel Patawaran 1A » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:11 pm

An extensive property is a property that depends on the size of the sample. Heat capacity is an example of an extensive property since heat required depends on the amount of substance you have.

On the other hand, an intensive property doesn't change regardless of the sample size. For example, if you divide heat capacity (which we said was an extensive property) by the amount of the substance present (g), you will get SPECIFIC heat capacity, which is an intensive property.

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Re: Extensive V. Intensive

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:08 pm

The above discussion is correct. Well done! Other examples for intensive property is Temperature, pressure; for extensive property: mass, volume...

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