b → adjusts for the volume occupied by the gas particles.
The table below shows that the van der Waals b parameter has units of L/mol.
|Van der Waals Constants for Gas Molecules|
This means that we can calculate the sizes of atoms or molecules from the b parameter. Refer back to the discussion in Section 7.3 in the textbook.
Is the van der Waals radius we calculate from the b parameter of the table above more closely associated with the bonding or nonbonding atomic radius discussed there?
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