All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: In the following table shows that the van der Waals exttip{b}{b} parameter has units of L/mol. This implies that we can calculate the size of atoms or molecules from exttip{b}{b}.Using the value of ex

Problem

In the following table shows that the van der Waals parameter has units of L/mol. This implies that we can calculate the size of atoms or molecules from .

Using the value of for Xe, calculate the radius of a Xe atom. Recall that the volume of a sphere is (4/3)πr3.
Table Van der Waals Constants for Gas Molecules


Substance  (L2 - atm/mol2)  ( L/mol )
He0.03410.02370
Ne0.2110.0171
Ar1.340.0322
Kr2.320.0398
Xe4.190.0510
H20.2440.0266
N21.390.0391
O21.360.0318
Cl26.490.0562
H2O5.460.0305
CH42.250.0428
CO23.590.0427
CCl420.40.1383