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Explain the Physical Significance of Van Der Waals Parameters. - Chemistry

Explain the physical significance of Van der Waals parameters.

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Solution 1

‘a’ is a pleasure of the magnitude of the intermolecular forces of attraction, while b is a measure of the effective size of the gas molecules.

Solution 2

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.

Concept: Liquid State - Viscosity
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NCERT Class 11 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 5 States of Matter
Q 23 | Page 153
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