Extensive quantity

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Extensive quantity

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Extensive quantities pertain to a total system, e.g. oxygen flow. An extensive quantity increases proportional with system size. The magnitude of an extensive quantity is completely additive for non-interacting subsystems, such as mass or flow expressed per defined system. The magnitude of these quantities depends on the extent or size of the system (Cohen et al 2008).


Reference: BEC 2020.1, Gnaiger_1993_Pure Appl Chem

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