Nernst Equation at 25 degrees?  [ENDORSED]

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Franklin Kong 3D
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Nernst Equation at 25 degrees?

Postby Franklin Kong 3D » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:31 pm

On the bottom of Page 51 of the Course Reader, it displays the Nernst Equation. Then, on the next page, it says that at 25 degrees Celsius, it has 2.303RT/F = 0.059V, then E (cell) = E (standard) - 0.0592 / n Log (10) Q. Where did the "2.303" come from? And shouldn't it be lnQ as it is in the Nernst Equation instead of Log (10) Q?

Yi Ying Chen 3N
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Re: Nernst Equation at 25 degrees?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Yi Ying Chen 3N » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:49 pm

The "2.303" comes from writing the Nernst equation in log base 10 rather than in ln:

It's sometimes more convenient to use log base 10, like when you're dealing with pH.

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