Why is pressure an intensive property? Please explain it according to force per unit area with examples.

Asked by Varsneya Srinivas | 13th Oct, 2016, 10:37: AM

Expert Answer:

 
 Intensive property:  
 
 These are those properties which depend only upon the nature of the substance and are independent of the amount of the substance present in the system.
 
 
Ratio of two extensive properties is an intensive property.
 
Now,
 
Pressure space equals space Force over Area
 
Here, force and area both are extensive properties. Ratio of these two extensive properties is an intensive prooperty which is pressure.
 

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 13th Oct, 2016, 11:53: AM