Extensive vs Intensive properties

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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Extensive vs Intensive properties

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:17 pm

What is the difference between an extensive and intensive property?

2c_britneyly
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Postby 2c_britneyly » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:23 pm

Extensive properties are dependent on the amount of substance, but intensive properties are not. Specific heat capacities are intensive because they're "specific for 1 gram, " while extensive properties would be heat capacities (but not specific to 1 gram of the substance).

Katie Sy 1L
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:41 pm

An extensive property depends on the amount of matter while an intensive property depends on what the type of matter is. an example of an extensive property would be volume while an intensive property would be hardness

Cody Do 2F
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Postby Cody Do 2F » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:55 pm

According to Lavelle, intensive properties are more useful in the field of science due to the fact that they are properties universal to the material (they don't depend on the amount).

Adam Vuilleumier 2K
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Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Postby Adam Vuilleumier 2K » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:01 pm

Are state properties like enthalpy intensive or extensive properties? Or are they neither?


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