Extensive vs Intensive Property

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Rachel N 1I
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Extensive vs Intensive Property

Postby Rachel N 1I » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:54 pm

Can someone explain the difference between intensive and extensive property?

Abigail Yap 2K
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive Property

Postby Abigail Yap 2K » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:34 am

Hi,

Extensive properties depend on the amount of matter in a sample, whereas intensive properties do not. For example, volume is an extensive property and density is an intensive property. Hope this helps!

Annalise Eder 2L
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive Property

Postby Annalise Eder 2L » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 am

This relates to calorimetry because heat capacity is an extensive property that depends on the amount of the substance while specific heat is an intensive property that does not change based on the amount of the substance.

Sabrina Fardeheb 2B
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive Property

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 pm

An extensive property is something you can scale with system size, while an intensive property is something you cannot scale with quantity.

Also, extensive/extensive = intensive. For example: kJ/mol


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