The Van der waals equation is an equation of state for a fluid composed of particles that have a non-zero volume and a pair wise attractive inter-particle force ( Van der waals force) The equation is :
Physical significance of ‘a’:
‘a’ is a measure of the magnitude of intermolecular attractive forces within a gas.
Physical significance of ‘b’:
‘b’ is a measure of the volume of a gas molecule. V is the total volume of the container containing the fluid.
Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago