## Properties

jane_ni_2d
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### Properties

What's the difference between an extensive and intensive property?

Meachelle_Lum_1I
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### Re: Properties

Extensive Properties depend on the amount of substance given, such as heat capacity. Intensive Properties do not depend on the amount of substance given, since it's already in the calculation itself. (Specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity)

Fayez Kanj
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### Re: Properties

Extensive Properties depend on the amount of substance. For example, Heat capacity is one. We could determine how much heat is needed to raise a volume of water by 1 degree Celcius, but this will change depending on how much water there is.

Intensive properties such as Specific Heat Capacities do not depend on the amount of substance, since it is already indicated (heat required to raise 1 GRAM of water by a degree)

Hope this helps :)