We’re being asked which correction dominates, the one for finite volume of gas molecules or the one for attractive interactions
The Van der Waals equation is shown below:
▪ P = pressure, atm
▪ V = volume, L
▪ n = # of moles, mol
▪ R = gas constant = 0.08206 (L∙atm)/(mol∙K)
▪ T = temperature, K
▪ a = polarity coefficient
▪ b = size coefficient
Large amounts of nitrogen gas are used in the manufacture of ammonia, principally for use in fertilizers. Suppose 130.00 kg of N2(g) is stored in a 1400.0 L metal cylinder at 290 oC.
Under the conditions of this problem, which correction dominates, the one for finite volume of gas molecules or the one for attractive interactions?
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