# Structural Biochemistry/Application of the Virial Equations

## Application of the Virial EquationsEdit

2 forms of virial expansion are infinite series.

- Z=1+B^' P+C^' P^2+D^('P^3 )+⋯
- Z=1+B/V+C/V^2 +D/V^3 +…

- B^'= B/RT
- C^'=(C-B^2)/〖(RT)〗^2
- D^'= (D-3BC+2B^3)/〖(RT)〗^3

When we derive the relations, set Z = PV/RT and solve for P.

## ReferenceEdit

Smith, J. M., and Ness H. C. Van. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987. Print.