I have been attempting to solve a problem involving a non-ideal gas. The gas is assumed to be non-ideal and hence modelled by the Van der Waals Equation, it is considered to be pure hydrogen gas and is contained in a cylinder that has a changing length and fixed radius, hence the volume can be changed and is not fixed.
I am trying to calculate the pressure and temperature at a given volume, I understand that the pressure and temperature will increase at their own rates $dP/dV$ and $dT/dV$ when the volume decreases, though the only formula I have is the non-ideal gas equation:
$$(p+((an^2)/V))(V-nb) = nRT.$$
Hence I cannot simply remove one of the variables to try to find values of another and I do not have equations for $dP/dV$ or $dT/dV$.
I began looking at trying ways to find values for $dP/dV$ and $dT/dV$. First, I tried using the non-ideal gas equation and deriving either $dP/dV$ or $dT/dV$ from this but I could not solve them without having all three variables present, (which is the initial problem).
Instead, I began looking at other peoples work and potentially using graphs of $P$ against $V$ or $T$ against $V$ to formulate a function and then work backwards to determine an accurate differential $dP/dV$ or $dT/dV$. Unfortunetly using this method did not seem to work as the gas that I was researching (Hydrogen) seemed to have no such graphs or data available.
Hence I am now stuck and asking for assistance with my problem. If anyone can offer help in finding a method to link the dynamic system together that would be greatly appreciated.
I believe that the key to finding the solution lies in finding a numerical answer for $dP/dV$ and or $dT/dV$.