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Extensive vs Intensive

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 pm
by Ashley Bouma 1F
Can someone please explain why heat capacity is an extensive property and specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity are intensive properties?

Re: Extensive vs Intensive

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:01 pm
by Alexa Tabakian 1A
Heat capacity is extensive because it depends on the number of particles you have. Specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity are intensive because it is uniform for all molecules. For example, the specific heat of water is always 4.184 J/G x C and it does not matter how much water you have.