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Using the Van de Waals equation of state, derive the parameters a and b. 

b) Using the van der Waals equation of state:
P= RT
V-b v?
a
Derive the parameters a and b:
27 RT
£b=:
64 P.
1 RT
You should find:
8 P.
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b) Using the van der Waals equation of state: P= RT V-b v? a Derive the parameters a and b: 27 RT £b=: 64 P. 1 RT You should find: 8 P.

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Step 1

The rearrangement of the van der Waals equation gives the following equations.

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Step 2

The solution of the above cubic equation in V provides three values of V.

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Step 3

The comparison of equation (3) and (4) provides the following relations.

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