Problem: Based on their respective van der Waals constants, is Ar (a = 1.34, b = 0.0322) or CO2 (a = 3.59, b = 0.0427) expected to behave more nearly like an ideal gas at high pressures?

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We will focus on the a van der Waals constant of each gas.

The van der Waals constant, a = polarity coefficient.

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Based on their respective van der Waals constants, is Ar (a = 1.34, b = 0.0322) or CO2 (a = 3.59, b = 0.0427) expected to behave more nearly like an ideal gas at high pressures?