# Express the van der Waals equation of state as a virial expansion in powers of 1/Vm and obtain expressions for

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The expansion you will need is (1- xtI = 1 + x + xl + ....

Measurements on argon gave B=-21.7 cm3 mol-1 and C= 1200 cm6 mol-2 for the virial coefficients at 273 K. What are the values of a and b in the corresponding van der Waals equation of state?

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