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Theorem of corresponding states

The theorem of corresponding states originated with the work of Johannes Diderik van der Waals in about 1873[1] when he used the critical temperature and critical pressure to characterize a fluid. According to van der Waals, the simple theorem of corresponding states indicated that all fluids, when compared at the same reduced temperature and reduced pressure, have approximately the same compressibility factor and all deviate from ideal gas behavior to about the same degree.[2]

See also


  1. ^ A Four-Parameter Corresponding States Correlation for Fluid Compressibility Factors by Walter M. Kalback and Kenneth E. Starling, Chemical Engineering Department,University of Oklahoma.
  2. ^ Tester, Jefferson W. and Modell, Michael (1997). Thermodynamics and its applications. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-915356-X. 

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