Extensive Property Definition

Volume is an example of an extensive property, which is a type of physical property that depends on sample size or mass.
Volume is an example of an extensive property, which is a type of physical property that depends on sample size or mass. TEK IMAGE / Getty Images

Extensive Property Definition

An extensive property is a property of matter that changes as the amount of matter changes.

Examples: Mass and volume are extensive properties. As more matter is added to a system, both mass and volume changes.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Extensive Property Definition." ThoughtCo, Aug. 2, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-extensive-property-605115. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2016, August 2). Extensive Property Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-extensive-property-605115 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Extensive Property Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-extensive-property-605115 (accessed November 18, 2017).