Explain the physical significance of Van der Waals parameters.
‘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.
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.
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