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Specific Volume

  1. Oct 26, 2010 #1
    I have a query regarding Specific Volume, which is a property of a substance. I don't get why it is considered as an Intensive Property. It IS dependent on mass (SV = m/density) and hence I think it should be an Extensive Property. Could someone explain pl?
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  3. Oct 27, 2010 #2


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    Hi Thermal-Dude, welcome to the board.
    You might want to check that. What are the units of specific volume?

    How about density? How about internal energy or enthalpy? They also have units with mass in them.

    If you break that something down into little chunks (ie: control volumes) and all the chunks still have the same properties, then the property you're looking at is intensive.
  4. Oct 29, 2010 #3
    Hey Q_Goest,

    Thanks for your reply.
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