• An extensive property is a property that depends on the amount of matter in a sample.
  • Silver, gold, and copper are excellent conductors of electricity, while glass and plastic are poor conductors.
  • Other intensive properties include color, temperature, density, and solubility.
  • Some properties of matter depend on the size of the sample, while some do not.
  • The figure below illustrates the extensive property of volume.
  • The pitcher holds approximately two quarts and the glass will hold about 8 ounces of milk.
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