Problem: Which statement(s) concerning the van der Waals constants a and b is true?(a) The magnitude of a relates to molecular volume, whereas b relates to attractions between molecules.(b) The magnitude of a relates to attractions between molecules, whereas b relates to molecular volume.(c) The magnitudes of a and b depend on pressure.(d) The magnitudes of a and b depend on temperature.

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a is the constant that corrects for intermolecular forces

b is the constant that corrects for particle size/volume

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Which statement(s) concerning the van der Waals constants a and b is true?

(a) The magnitude of a relates to molecular volume, whereas b relates to attractions between molecules.

(b) The magnitude of a relates to attractions between molecules, whereas b relates to molecular volume.

(c) The magnitudes of a and b depend on pressure.

(d) The magnitudes of a and b depend on temperature.