van der Waals' equation
or van der Waals equation
[van der wahlz, wawlz; Dutch vahn duh r vahls]
- an equation of state relating the pressure, volume, and absolute temperature of a gas, taking into account the finite size of the molecules and the attractive force between them.
Origin of van der Waals' equation
named after J. D. van der Waals (1837–1923), Dutch scientist
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