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What's the Difference Between Intensive and Extensive Properties?

Difference between Intensive and Extensive Properties

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The state of matter is an example of an extensive property.

The state of matter, such as whether it is a solid, liquid or gas, is an example of an extensive property.

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Intensive propertes and extensive properties are types of physical properties of matters. Here's a look at what intensive and extensive properties are and examples of them.

Intensive Properties

Intensive properties do not depend on the amount of matter that is present. Examples of intensive properties include boiling point, density and state of matter.

Extensive Properties

Extensive properties do depend on the amount of matter that is present. Examples of extensive properties include volume, mass and size.

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