## extensive vs intensive

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

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Alison Trinh 1E
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### extensive vs intensive

What is the difference between an extensive property and an intensive property?

Jacey Yang 1F
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### Re: extensive vs intensive

An extensive property depends on the amount of substance, such as heat capacity. An intensive property doesn't depend on the amount of substance, such as specific heat or molar heat capacity.

Nicholas Chin 1G
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### Re: extensive vs intensive

An extensive property depends on the amount (i.e. mass, volume). An intensive property is the same regardless how much you have (i.e. density, specific heat capacity).

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### Re: extensive vs intensive

An extensive property is a property that changes depending on the mass of the substance involved, such as heat capacity. An intensive property is one that stays constant no matter the amount of substance, such as density or specific heat capacity.

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### Re: extensive vs intensive

An extensive property means that it depends on the amount of the substance and an intensive property means that it is independent of the amount of substance

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