## Extensive V. Intensive

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

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### Extensive V. Intensive

what's the difference between extensive and intensive properties and what are some examples?
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Lanzel Patawaran 1A
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### Re: Extensive V. Intensive

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

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