Is mass intensive or extensive?

1 Answer
Oct 10, 2016


Mass is certainly an extensive property.


I tend to remember #"extensive properties"# as those properties that depend on the #"extent"# of the substance: mass; weight; volume; length.

On the other hand, #"intensive properties"# are those properties that do not depend (to a first approx.) on the amount of substance: colour; melting point; boiling/melting points; density etc.