Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Which of the following is not an intensive property?

  • A. Chemical potential
  • B. Surface tension
  • C. Heat capacity
  • D. None of these
Answer: Option C.
Explanation: 

An intensive property is one which doesn’t depend on extent or amount of substance present. Since heat capacity is a property that depends on the extent of the substance present that is higher the amount higher is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of the substance hence heat capacity is an extensive property.

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