DG = -nFE


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Miranda 1J
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DG = -nFE

Postby Miranda 1J » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:05 am

Can someone please explain which compound's number of moles we put when using this equation?

Varsha Swamy 2J
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Re: DG = -nFE

Postby Varsha Swamy 2J » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:49 pm

I believe n refers to electrons transferred. Basically, you find the number of electrons in each balanced half-reaction and if they match, that is n. If they don't, you use the lowest common multiple as n.

Erica Nagase 1H
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Re: DG = -nFE

Postby Erica Nagase 1H » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:11 pm

n refers to the number of moles of electrons (which should be the same in the oxidation and reduction half reactions if they're balanced)

Michael Lee 2I
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Re: DG = -nFE

Postby Michael Lee 2I » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:29 pm

I think you just have to balance the equations.


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