### Nernst equation

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**Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:22 pm**What is the Nernst equation?

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Posted: **Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:22 pm**

What is the Nernst equation?

Posted: **Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:35 pm**

Nernst Equation:

Posted: **Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:01 pm**

For further explanation:

E(cell) = electrical potential of the cell

E(cell) = electrical potential of the cell under standard conditions

R = universal gas constant

T = temperature in kelvin

n = the number of electrons transferred in the reaction (from balanced equation)

F = Faraday’s constant (96,500 C/mol), and

Q = the reaction quotient of the cell reaction

E(cell) = electrical potential of the cell

E(cell) = electrical potential of the cell under standard conditions

R = universal gas constant

T = temperature in kelvin

n = the number of electrons transferred in the reaction (from balanced equation)

F = Faraday’s constant (96,500 C/mol), and

Q = the reaction quotient of the cell reaction

Posted: **Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:09 pm**

Ecell=Ecell*-RTlnQ/nrF

Posted: **Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 pm**

This video does a great job of explaining how the Nernst equation works intuitively: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGFYS7PdIzA