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Problem 1.

1 Molar Volume and Compressibility factor from Van Der Waals Equation
Part a - Solution for P=56 (atm) and T = 450 K
Equations Initial val Solution1
V 0.574892 0.7 0.574892
P = 56 56 56 56
R = 0.08206 0.08206 0.08206 0.08206
T = 450 450 450 450
Tc = 405.5 405.5 405.5 405.5
Pc = 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3
Pr = P/Pc 0.503145 0.503145 0.503145
a = 27*(R^2*Tc 4.196946 4.196946 4.196946
b = R*Tc/(8*Pc 0.037371 0.037371 0.037371
Z = P*V/(R*T) 0.871827 1.061554 0.871827
f(V) = (P+a/(V^ 8.5E-007 5.855757 8.5E-007

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Solution is obtained by Goal Seek(see under Tools dropdown menu) by setting the value
of the cell b14 at zero while changing cell b4