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Chapter 1

Introduction

It was none other than van der Waals,1 in the 1870s, who realised that the discrepancies observed between the state function of a real gas and the ideal gas law could be accounted for by the attracting forces between molecules or rare gas atoms. Van der Waals introduced an equation of state suitable...

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https://doi.org/10.1039/9781847559906-00001
Print publication date
18 Nov 2009
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2009
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978-1-84755-853-4
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978-1-84755-990-6