## Extensive vs Intensive

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nelms6678
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### Extensive vs Intensive

For an extensive property the larger the sample, the more heat is required to raise its temperature by a given amount. (Heat capacity)
What exactly is a definition for an intensive property? (Specific heat capacity)

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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### Re: Extensive vs Intensive

So for heat capacity, the more substance you have the more heat is required to raise it by 1 degree C.
However, for specific heat capacity, it does not take into account how much substance you have because it is the heat required to raise 1 gram of a substance by 1 degree C.

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### Re: Extensive vs Intensive

intensive property would mean that the value calculated would not not be dependent on the amount of substance. A good example of this is an electrical cell. When we calculate cell potential it is always the same because it is an intensive property

Rohan Chaudhari- 1K
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### Re: Extensive vs Intensive

An intensive property does not rely on the mass of the substance while an extensive property does.