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Extensive vs Intensive properties

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:17 pm
by Miriam Sheetz 2B
What is the difference between an extensive and intensive property?

Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:23 pm
by 2c_britneyly
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).

Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:41 pm
by Katie Sy 1L
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

Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:55 pm
by Cody Do 2F
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).

Re: Extensive vs Intensive properties

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:01 pm
by Adam Vuilleumier 2K
Are state properties like enthalpy intensive or extensive properties? Or are they neither?