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Questions related to a thermodynamic equation describing the state of matter under a given set of physical conditions.

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You need to consider the $b$ term, as well as $a$. Rearranging the van der Waals equation to solve for $p$ gives $$p = \frac{RT}{V_\mathrm{m} - b} - \frac{a}{V_\mathrm{m}^2}$$ You are right that a …
answered Feb 21 '16 by Steve Stuart