The Kinetic Molecular Theory. A model to explain the behavior of ideal gases The particles are small compared to the distances between the particles Assume that the volume of the individual particles is negligible. The Kinetic Molecular Theory. The particles are always moving.
the container result in the pressure exerted by the gas.
V – nb
Rearrange to get van der Waals equation:
[Pobs + a(n/V)2] x (V – nb) = nRT
( Pcorrected. Vcorrected = nRT)