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Extensive vs intensive propeties

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:26 pm
by Joseph Saba
Can someone explain the difference between intensive vs extensive properties?

Re: Extensive vs intensive propeties

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:30 pm
by 805097738
well,heat capacity is an extensive property because it depends on the amount of substance. If we divide the heat capacity by the amount of substance, it becomes an intensive property.

Re: Extensive vs intensive propeties

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:35 pm
by Micah3J
What are some other examples of extensive properties?

Re: Extensive vs intensive propeties

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:35 pm
by Micah3J
Also, what is the difference between intensive properties and state properties?

Re: Extensive vs intensive propeties

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:00 pm
by Robin Cadd 1D
Micah3J wrote:What are some other examples of extensive properties?


Examples of extensive properties include mass and volume.

Re: Extensive vs intensive propeties

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:27 pm
by Sanjana K - 2F
Micah3J wrote:Also, what is the difference between intensive properties and state properties?


State properties don't really take into account the "path" of how the substance was prepared (like altitude, pressure, volume, temperature). I think you mean to ask about the difference between intensive and extensive properties. Intensive properties don't depend on the amount of the substance that is present (ex: specific heat capacity, molar heat capacity) but extensive properties do change with the amount of substance present (ex: heat capacity).