CCL:Spelling of v(V?)an der Waals('?)
Van der Waals.
In Belgium (northern Dutch speaking part) we do use capitals for the
first letter ! (contrary to an earlier post by somebody from South
Looking at the phonebook of my lab here I see e.g. :
Van der Kelen
Van de Vondel
Van Thuyne etc. etc.
I always use the term Van der Waals radii written with capital V !
I happen to be reading in a book by I and M Hatgittai on symmetry, and I
see e.g. on page 114 the term van der Waals radii, and on p.115 Van
der Waals radii... I believe that it should be Van der Waals radii, I see
no reason to start changing peoples names when used as an adjective, so
Van der Waals radii.