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Undefine function or variable

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Chinaemerem Valentine Nwobi
Answered: Dennis on 8 May 2019
%Am experiencing problems running this file, please find the the input data
.%%
%%
%propanes critical temperature and pressure and accentric factor
Tc=369.9;
Pc=42.0;
Omega=0.152;
%%
%universal gas constant
R=83.14;
% b and m for the PR EOS
b=0.7780*R*Tc/Pc;
m=0.37464+1.54226*Omega-0.26992*Omega^2;
j=1;
for i=40:10:90
%molar volume
v=0.001:1:2500;
%temperature
T(i)=273.15+i;
%reduced temperature
Tre=T(i)/Tc;
%a for the PR EOS
a = 0.45724*(R*Tc)^2/Pc*(1+m*(1-sqrt(Tre)))^2;
%PR EOS
P=R*T(i)./(v-b)-a./(v.*(v+b)+b*(v-b));
Pv=[Pv P'];
%plotting isotherms for T varying from 313.15 to 363.15
h=plot(v,P);
set(h,'color',rand(1,3),'linewidth',2);
hold on
axis ([0 1600 -40 60])
xlabel('volume in cm3/mol')
ylabel('pressure in bar')
title ('isotherm for propane')
end

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Dennis
Dennis on 8 May 2019
In general you are more likely to receive an answer if you describe the problem you are facing and include any error messages. In this case 'Undefined function or variable 'Pv'.', caused by
Pv=[Pv P'];
To fix it you need to declare Pv before using it.
Tc=369.9;
Pc=42.0;
Omega=0.152;
%%
%universal gas constant
R=83.14;
% b and m for the PR EOS
b=0.7780*R*Tc/Pc;
m=0.37464+1.54226*Omega-0.26992*Omega^2;
j=1;
Pv=[];
for i=40:10:90
%molar volume
v=0.001:1:2500;
%temperature
T(i)=273.15+i;
%reduced temperature
Tre=T(i)/Tc;
%a for the PR EOS
a = 0.45724*(R*Tc)^2/Pc*(1+m*(1-sqrt(Tre)))^2;
%PR EOS
P=R*T(i)./(v-b)-a./(v.*(v+b)+b*(v-b));
%plotting isotherms for T varying from 313.15 to 363.15
h=plot(v,P);
set(h,'color',rand(1,3),'linewidth',2);
hold on
axis ([0 1600 -40 60])
xlabel('volume in cm3/mol')
ylabel('pressure in bar')
title ('isotherm for propane')
end

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