Extensive vs intensive

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Madelyn Cearlock
Posts: 72
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 am

Extensive vs intensive

Postby Madelyn Cearlock » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:20 pm

What is the difference between an intensive and extensive property?

Meachelle_Lum_1I
Posts: 92
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 am

Re: Extensive vs intensive

Postby Meachelle_Lum_1I » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:55 pm

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)

Noah Fox 1E
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:20 am

Re: Extensive vs intensive

Postby Noah Fox 1E » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:07 pm

Extensive properties are things that are not universal properties and are sample dependent. This can include weight and temperature, where as intensive properties are properties that pertain to all samples of an object such as the number of protons in an element.


Return to “Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest