Intrinsic Property

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Dylan Davisson 2B
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Intrinsic Property

Postby Dylan Davisson 2B » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:56 pm

Why is it that when one extrinsic property is divided by another it becomes an intrinsic property?

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Re: Intrinsic Property

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 pm

Hi Dylan

Keep in mind that the intrinsic properties are defined as the property of the material which does NOT depend on how the material is presented (ex. having a ton of the material versus only having a tiny bit of it), while extrinsic properties does depend on the way the material is presented. Thus, weight would be an extrinsic property because it depends how how much of or the location where the material is present, while density would be an intrinsic property so it no matter how the material is presented, the density would remain the same.

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