|Chemistry Basics : Intensive Versus Extensive Properties|
Physical properties of matter are categorized as either Intensive or Extensive:
- Intensive - Properties that do not depend on the amount of the matter present.
- Luster - How shiny a substance is.
- Malleability - The ability of a substance to be beaten into thin sheets.
- Ductility - The ability of a substance to be drawn into thin wires.
- Conductivity - The ability of a substance to allow the flow of energy or electricity.
- Hardness - How easily a substance can be scratched.
- Melting/Freezing Point - The temperature at which the solid and liquid phases of a substance are in equilibrium at atmospheric pressure.
- Boiling Point - The temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the pressure on the liquid (generally atmospheric pressure).
- Density - The mass of a substance divided by its volume
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