That means that we can consider rhs as a first term

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Unformatted text preview: r in the canonical from: (p+ a ) 2 1 b = kT This is famous van der Waals equation which was obtained here in a non-rigorous form as an extrapolation Of virial expansion from low densities to high densities. Next lecture: Correlation functions and thermodynamic perturbation theory. Gas-Liquid phase transitions, phase equilibria (Reif Ch 10.5; 8.5, McQuarrie Ch 12 (for 240)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2010 for the course CHEM 161 taught by Professor Shaklovich during the Spring '10 term at Harvard.

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