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virial coefficients

Coefficients (B , C , ...) in the virial equation of state for a real gas p V m = R T ( 1 + B V m + C V m 2 + ... ) where p is the pressure, V m the molar volume, R the gas constant and T the thermodynamic temperature.
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Purple Book, p. 58
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.V06625.
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