intensive vs extensive properties

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Nahelly Alfaro-2C
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intensive vs extensive properties

Postby Nahelly Alfaro-2C » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:07 pm

What are the differences between intensive and extensive properties?

Te Jung Yang 4K
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Re: intensive vs extensive properties

Postby Te Jung Yang 4K » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:10 pm

An intensive property is does not depend on the system size or the amount of material in the system.
An extensive property does depend on the system size or the amount of material in the system.

Catly Do 2E
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Re: intensive vs extensive properties

Postby Catly Do 2E » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:39 pm

Extensive properties depend on the quantity of material being measured. An example of an extensive property is mass. The higher the quantity of the material, the higher the mass will be. On the other hand, intensive properties don't depend on the quantity of material being measured. For example, an intensive property would be density. Density is the ratio of mass over volume. It doesn't matter it there is 1g of the material or 1 ton. The density would still be the same.


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