posted by lyne on .
The term Intrinsic denotes a characteristic or property of some thing or action which is essential and specific to that thing or action, and which is wholly independent of any other object, action or consequence. A characteristic which is not essential or inherent is extrinsic
here it is it doesnt make any sense to me
what does it even apply to?
First, let me start over for I was running on the wrong track. Next, I think you looked up the definition (which I told you to) in a dictionary. Here is what you want, copied from a freshman chemistry text.
Intensive property. A property that is independent of the amount of material in a sample.
Extensive property. A property that depends on the amount of material in a sample.
Examples of intensive and extensive properties are at this site.
Now the word intrinsic means something a little different (and there is extrinsic also); basically, intrinsic means a characteristic or some part which is essential. For example, my heart or my lungs are an intrinsic part of my body. An extrinsic means that it isn't essential.
ohhhh i get it!!!
i always thought that it was like a characteristic of something kind of like melting point is
when really it tells if a property depends on amount of matter
thanks so much