Nernst Equation

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Nernst Equation

Postby Angela_Kim_1N » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:15 am

When using the Nernst Equation, how do I know whether to use
E(cell)=E(cell)0 - RT/nF lnQ
E(cell)=E(cell)0 - 0.05916/n log Q?
In the practice finals in the back of the course reader, some problems use the first equation while others use the second.
Do they give the same result?

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Re: Nernst Equation

Postby Mizuno_Mikaela_1D » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:02 am

They give the same result as long as the temperature is at 298K. The second equation just multiplied all of the constants (assuming T is 298K) and also took into account the conversion from ln to log.

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