Extensive vs. Intensive Properties?

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Alexander Hari 1L
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Extensive vs. Intensive Properties?

Postby Alexander Hari 1L » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:57 pm

I'm still having trouble understanding the difference between the two properties, can someone give an example of both?

Amanda 1A
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Re: Extensive vs. Intensive Properties?

Postby Amanda 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:07 pm

An extensive property is one that depends on the size of the object. For example, Dr. Lavelle talked about volume as an extensive property since it's directly proportional to the amount or size of the object that's being described. An intensive property is one that does not depend on the size or amount of the object. An object's density is an intensive property since density doesn't vary according to the amount of the object; the density of a metal will stay the same regardless of its size or the amount present.

Mariah Guerrero 1J
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Re: Extensive vs. Intensive Properties?

Postby Mariah Guerrero 1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:09 pm

An extensive property is a property that does depend on the size or the "extent" of the sample. In this case, mass and density are an extensive properties. An intensive property is independent of the size of the sample. Volume and temperature are examples of extensive properties.

Vivian Gonzalez 1A
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Re: Extensive vs. Intensive Properties?

Postby Vivian Gonzalez 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:17 pm

An extensive property is a property that depends on the amount of matter in a sample. Mass and volume are examples of extensive properties. An intensive property does not depend on the system size or the amount of material in the system. Color, temperature, density and solubility are examples of intensive properties.


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