how to get n in equation


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connie 2C
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how to get n in equation

Postby connie 2C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:41 pm

i don’t understand how to find the n in this equation. where do you look in the given equation to find n?

Christine Honda 2I
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:45 pm

You look at how many electrons are being transferred!

Riya Sood 4G
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:47 pm

I am not sure which equation you are referring to. If you are asking about the "n" in the nernst equation, then we calculate it based of the # of electrons from the two half reactions once they are balanced. Since the electrons will be the same in the two half reactions in order for it to cancel, we take the "n" as the number of electrons.

Robert Tran 1B
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Robert Tran 1B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:38 pm

Look at the balanced half reactions and determine how many electrons are being transferred in the redox reaction.

Jamie Lee 1F
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Jamie Lee 1F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:03 pm

N refers to the number of electrons being transferred.

Bryce Barbee
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:15 pm

N is found by finding how many electrons are being transferred in the process.

Noe BM 1J
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Noe BM 1J » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:25 pm

Is it in number of moles?

Bryce Barbee wrote:N is found by finding how many electrons are being transferred in the process.

SarahCoufal_1k
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby SarahCoufal_1k » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:26 pm

N is the number of electrons being transferred.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: how to get n in equation

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:08 pm

the n in the NERNST equation is the number of electrons from the half reactions


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