Explain the physical significance of Van der Waals parameters.

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  113

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Solution :-

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 :

\( (p+\dfrac{n^2a}{V^2})(V-nb)=nRT\)

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.

 

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