Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 1 - Sections 1.1-1.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 25


An Intensive property is one that is independent of the amount of the substance present, meaning it can be observed regardless of the quantity present. An extensive property is one that depends on the amount of the substance and will change based on how much of the substance is involved.

Work Step by Step

Examples of intensive properties: boiling point, density. Examples of extensive properties: volume, mass, weight.
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