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Johannes Diderik 1837–1923
Dutch physicist who accounted for many phenomena concerning gases and liquids by postulating the existence of intermolecular forces and a finite molecular volume. He derived a new equation of state for gases and liquids (now named for him),
and for this work he received the 1910 Nobel Prize for physics.