Aspiring chemist. 20 years old. Chem/biochem double major, c/o 2015 at the University of Washington. Graduated from KMHS and GRCC in 2012.
A little place for things I find amusing, ramblings about my life, and my love affair with science.
The Van der Waals equation, which modifies the well-known ideal gas law (PV = nRT) so it more accurately models real gases. The constant (n^2 a)/V^2 corrects for the attractions between molecules (or atoms, in the case of noble gases), and the constant nb corrects for the space that the molecules (or atoms) take up themselves. The values of a and b are unique to every gas and varies a lot, depending on how ideal the gas is.