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n: negative or positive

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:27 pm
by Kassandra Molina 2B
So when you plug in n for the electron it corresponds to in equations will it always be negative?

Re: n: negative or positive

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:18 pm
by Caroline Cox 1H
Assuming you are talking about the equation dGo=-nFEo, the value of n is never negative as it corresponds to the number of electrons, not the charge of those electrons.

Re: n: negative or positive

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:11 am
by Kristin Ishaya 1A
Yeah, if you're talking about that equation mentioned above, the n itself is not negative, but the negative sign in the equation can make your final answer negative. n is just the number of moles of electrons.