Van Der Waals Equation Definition

An equation of state that relates the pressure, volume, and absolute temperature of a gas taking into account the finite size of molecules, and their intermolecular attraction, having the form RT = ( P + av−2 )( v − b ), where R is the gas constant, T is the absolute temperature, P is the pressure, v is the volume, and a and b are constants.
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Origin of Van Der Waals Equation

  • After Johannes Diderik van der Waals

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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