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What was the purpose to assume that gas molecules are point particles? What could be explained through this postulate? Also when we refer to kinetic theory the postulates of this theory are the modified postulates of van der Waals? Can we derive ideal gas law from van der Waals equation?

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    $\begingroup$ The van der Waals equation reduces to the ideal gas law at large specific volumes. $\endgroup$ – Chet Miller Jan 4 at 3:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yes but i cant understand what happens when molecules have less space to move $\endgroup$ – ado sar Jan 6 at 1:30
  • $\begingroup$ Yes but i cant understand what happens when molecules have less space to move $\endgroup$ – ado sar Jan 6 at 1:30

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