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It's death anniversary of #JohannesDiderikvanderWaals, one of the most distinguished men in #thermodynamics --
(Scientist of the Day - 08 March)
In pursuing his research, he knew that the #ideal_gas law could be derived from the #kinetic_theory of gases if it could be assumed that gas molecules have #zero_volume and that there are no #attractive_forces between them. Taking into account that neither assumption is true, in 1881 he introduced the law into two parameters ....
You can read the full article about his work and the importance of his equation that led him to win 1910 #NobelPrize in physics, here https://www.instagram.com/cosmological_astrophysics
Note - We had forgotten to post it yesterday