Using Nernst Equation

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Nora 1F
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Using Nernst Equation

Postby Nora 1F » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:39 pm

Could someone explain what we use Nernst Equation for and how it relates to cell potential and concentration?

Cassidy 1G
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Re: Using Nernst Equation

Postby Cassidy 1G » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:21 am

It describes how cell potential (the direction of electron transfer) depends on concentration under non-standard conditions. So, we could use the Nernst equation to solve that example about gold dissolving in nitric acid if we were given non-standard conditions (not 1M).

aaron tang 2K
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Re: Using Nernst Equation

Postby aaron tang 2K » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:15 pm

The nernst equation is describing the cell potential, which the direction where the electron goes, and how it depends on concentration under different conditions.

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