# 3.5 Intensive And Extensive Properties

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Intensive and Extensive properties are different but confusing. The screencast will provide you with an easy way to distinguish between the two.

Properties can be classified as either intensive or extensive.

Extensive properties are those that depend on the amount of substance present. If there is more of the substance, the property changes, such as mass. The more of a substance you have, the more mass there is.

Intensive properties are those that are constant for any amount of substance. For example, density is the same with any Read moreamount of substance present. No matter how many grams you have, it will always have a proportional volume. The fraction will always simplify to the same number.

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### The mass of a water bottle that is half full is an example of an

• A.

Extensive property

• B.

Intensive property

• C.

Neither

• D.

Both

A. Extensive property
Explanation
This is an extensive property because this datum varies with how much water there is left in the water. This measurement is not the same all amounts of water in the bottle.

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• 2.

### Both a tiny little diamond and a diamond the size of a hand have the same level of hardness.  The hardness of a material is an example of an

• A.

Extensive property

• B.

Intensive property

• C.

Neither

• D.

Both

B. Intensive property
Explanation
This is an intensive property because no matter the size of the diamond, the hardness remains the same. If it were extensive, the extent of the size of the diamond would change the hardness of it, but that is not the case.

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• 3.

### In an experiment, you want to measure how much heat a certain reaction will evolve.  To do this, you must measure the initial temperature and the final temperature of the substances.  Temperature is an

• A.

Extensive property

• B.

Intensive property

• C.

Neither

• D.

Both

B. Intensive property
Explanation
Temperature is intensive because no matter how much of something you have, the temperature is the same. If you have a tiny ice cube or a huge ice sculpture, the temperature of the ice is still the same.

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• 4.

### You must measure out a specific volume of a solution in order to react it with another solution in an experiment.  Volume is an

• A.

Extensive property

• B.

Intensive property

• C.

Neither

• D.

Both

A. Extensive property
Explanation
Volume is extensive because it depends on the amount of substance present. If you have 3 pounds of something or 1 pound of something, the volumes will be different.

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• 5.

### The length of some string is an example of an                             property.

Extensive, extensive
Explanation
Depending on how much string you have, this information could change.

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