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

  1. Nov 23, 2011 #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. Nov 23, 2011 #2
    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. Nov 23, 2011 #3
    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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