Different Versions of the Nernst Equation


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Different Versions of the Nernst Equation

Postby nicoleclarke_lec1M » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:11 pm

I know that there are three different versions of the Nernst Equation, and I understand the derivations for each one. I was wondering, though, when you would use the one with ln vs when you would use the one with log. I also was wondering why in the example on page 53 of the course reader (the Concentration Cell with Ag), why did we use the equation which assumes that this reaction occurred at 25 degrees Celsius?

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Re: Different Versions of the Nernst Equation

Postby Brandon N 3A » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:22 pm

In lecture it was mentioned that the nernst equation with log instead of ln is used a lot when dealing with biological reactions because its better fitted to deal with pH (since pH calculations involve log base 10 and not ln). As for the example on page 53, since were solving for Ecell from Estandard, we use/assume the standard temp. of 25 degrees celsius. I think.

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Re: Different Versions of the Nernst Equation

Postby Lyndon_Bui_3J » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:06 pm

Does anyone know if we have to know these equations for the test?


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