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extensive vs intensive

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:38 pm
by Alison Trinh 1E
What is the difference between an extensive property and an intensive property?

Re: extensive vs intensive

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:41 pm
by Jacey Yang 1F
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.

Re: extensive vs intensive

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:41 pm
by Nicholas Chin 1G
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).

Re: extensive vs intensive

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:43 pm
by SVajragiri_1C
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.

Re: extensive vs intensive

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:44 pm
by Rida Ismail 2E
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