Intensive vs extensive






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Peter Nguyen 2I
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Intensive vs extensive

Postby Peter Nguyen 2I » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm

Is gibbs free energy intensive or extensive?

Ariel Cheng 2I
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Re: Intensive vs extensive

Postby Ariel Cheng 2I » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 pm

I would assume that Gibbs free energy is an extensive property since the feasibility of a reaction depends on factors such as the amount of matter/availability of reactants, etc. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

kateminden
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Re: Intensive vs extensive

Postby kateminden » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:17 pm

Gibbs free energy is an extensive property. More matter in the system means the amount of maximum possible work available is also more.

josephperez_2C
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Re: Intensive vs extensive

Postby josephperez_2C » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:24 pm

It is extensive because its magnitude is dependent on the amount of a substance in a given thermodynamic state

Chris Dis3L
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Re: Intensive vs extensive

Postby Chris Dis3L » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:47 pm

Gibbs free energy is an extensive property. Intensive properties are independent of the size of a thermodynamic system.


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