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Ryan Yoon 1L
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Postby Ryan Yoon 1L » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:36 am

Why is Entropy an extensive property and not an intensive property?

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: Entropy

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:38 am

entropy is an extensive property because it depends on the amount of substance present. more of a substance = a higher entropy.

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Re: Entropy

Postby 905373636 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:24 pm

The more material there is capable of increasing disorder, the higher the entropy potential exists.

Anna Heckler 2C
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Re: Entropy

Postby Anna Heckler 2C » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:31 pm

Intensive properties don't depend on sample size, whereas an EXtensive property does depend on sample size. We can conclude that entropy is an extensive property because entropy increases when there is more of a sample present.

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Re: Entropy

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:31 pm

Entropy is more of an extensive property because as you increase the amount of the substances (take for example the number of gas particles in a container), you increase the possible number of positions (the entropy).

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