Problem: You are given a sample resembling copper. Which of the following properties could be used to help determine whether the sample is really copper?Check all that apply.a. the density of the sampleb. the volume of the samplec. the melting point of the samplePhysical properties can be classified as either intensive properties or extensive properties. An intensive property is independent of the amount of the sample. An extensive property varies with the amount of the sample.

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You are given a sample resembling copper. Which of the following properties could be used to help determine whether the sample is really copper?

Check all that apply.

a. the density of the sample

b. the volume of the sample

c. the melting point of the sample


Physical properties can be classified as either intensive properties or extensive properties. An intensive property is independent of the amount of the sample. An extensive property varies with the amount of the sample.


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