Different Forms of Nernst Equations


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Michelle_Nguyen_3F
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Different Forms of Nernst Equations

Postby Michelle_Nguyen_3F » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:46 pm

Hello!
I know that there are basically two forms of the Nernst Equation that we can use:

1)

and

2) .

In which situations would we use 1) vs. 2)? Can we use them interchangeably, or we will we get different answers? I ask because I tried using 1) instead of 2) on 2013 Midterm 8B and I got a very different answer than from the solution given. Thank you!

Vera Ong 3H
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Re: Different Forms of Nernst Equations

Postby Vera Ong 3H » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:51 pm

we can use the equations interchangeably! they may give answers that are a bit off from each other, but both answers are technically correct


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