In my chemistry textbook, there is a table of the molar volumes for different gases. Most of them are below 22.42 l/mol, the ideal gas molar volume, but I noticed that hydrogen and helium do not. Hydrogen is 22.433 l/mol and helium is 22.434 l/mol. Why is this? What makes these particles, with mass, have higher molar volumes than the basically mass-less particles of an ideal gas? And why does the molar volume increase when going from Hydrogen to Helium?
As hydrogen and helium's molecular weight are too less, the intermolecular attractions are also too less. So the a/V^2 is negligible. So the v.d.o equation becomes P (V - nb) =RT . By which, it can be said as the pressure of these elements are too less and from Boyle's law , the volume is higher.