Problem: What is the difference between intensive  and extensive  properties?

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We’re being asked to differentiate between intensive and extensive properties.


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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What is the difference between intensive  and extensive  properties?

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