What are the main drawbacks of the van der waals equation of state for real gases?

  1. what are the main drawbacks of the van der waals equation of state for real gases and how are they corrected?
     
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  3. Re: what are the main drawbacks of the van der waals equation of state for real gases

    I have successfully used the van der Waals equation of state for numerous practical calculations that don't require extreme accuracy. Considering ease-of-use, it is one of the better mechanistic models available.
     
  4. Re: what are the main drawbacks of the van der waals equation of state for real gases

    hey dudes..sure there are some drawbacks....concerning roots n so on..but am unable to find more info on that topic..if someone has more info..please do share....thanks in advance
     
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