Problem: Which of the following physical properties is extensive?a. Melting pointb. Boiling pointc. Massd. Densitye. Color

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We’re being asked to identify which given physical property is an extensive property


Intensive and extensive properties are both physical properties:

Intensive Property

does not depend on the amount of the substance/element/compound
even if you change the amount of the substance, this property will remain the same
example: color, density


Extensive Property

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Which of the following physical properties is extensive?

a. Melting point
b. Boiling point
c. Mass
d. Density
e. Color

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