Johannes Diderik van der Waals


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Noun1.Johannes Diderik van der Waals - Dutch physicist (1837-1923)Johannes Diderik van der Waals - Dutch physicist (1837-1923)    
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(13) of Kamerlingh Onnes' close friend Johannes Diderik van der Waals.
In 1873, however, the Dutch physicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837-1923) showed that gases would obey those simple laws exactly only if the volume of the molecules themselves were zero and if there were no attraction between them.