Van-der-waals-johannes-diderik meaning

văn' dər wôlz', wälz'
Dutch physicist who won a 1910 Nobel Prize for deriving a new equation for the behavior of liquids and gases that, unlike the ideal gas law, takes into account the properties of real gases.
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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.
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