An exact derivation is given of a generalized Van der Waals-Maxwell equation of state for systems of particles interacting with appropriate long-range potentials. A rigorous statistical- mechanical interpretation of the metastable states of these systems is also given. © 1974.
Lebowitz, J. L. (1974). Exact derivation of the Van der Waals equation. Physica, 73(1), 48–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/0031-8914(74)90225-0