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Problem: Calculate the pressure exerted by 1.00 mol of He in a box that is 0.300 L and 298 K. For He, a = 0.0342 L2 atm/mol2 and b = 0.02370 L/mol.

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The Van der Waals equation is shown below:

P+an2V2V-nb=nRT


Rearranging:


P=nRTV-nb-an2V2

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Calculate the pressure exerted by 1.00 mol of He in a box that is 0.300 L and 298 K. For He, a = 0.0342 L2 atm/mol2 and b = 0.02370 L/mol.

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