Van Der Waal Equation
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Van Der Waal Equation
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The best known of the many laws which have been proposed to describe the
thermodynamic
behavior of real gases and their departures from the ideal gas laws. It
states: [p + (a/v^{2})](v - b) = RT, where a and b are constants
dependent upon the gas; p is the pressure of the gas; v is its
specific volume (measured in units of the specific volume of the gas at normal
temperature and pressure); R is the universal gas constant; and T
is the Kelvin temperature. [[/a>|/a>
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References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use