van' der Waals'" equa'tion

Pronunciation: (van' dur wälz", wôlz"; Du. vän" dur väls'), [key] Thermodynamics.
an equation of state relating the pressure, volume, and absolute temperature of a gas, taking into account the finite size of the molecules and the attractive force between them. Also,van' der Waals" equa'tion.

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