## Standard State with Nernst Equation

$E_{cell} = E_{cell}^{\circ}-\frac{RT}{nF}\ln Q$

Sarah Sharma 2J
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### Standard State with Nernst Equation

When given a reaction and we are asked to calculate using the Nernst equation, when can we assume that it is in standard state if it doesn't specify?

Payton Schwesinger 1J
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### Re: Standard State with Nernst Equation

I think you assume that it is standard states unless it is otherwise specified- for anything that is not in standard state they usually give you the concentrations/partial pressures.

Ivy Lu 1C
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### Re: Standard State with Nernst Equation

It should be safe to assume that that it's in standard state, if no additional information about concentration or partial pressure is given.

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### Re: Standard State with Nernst Equation

I believe that the simplified equation of E=Enot-RT/nF*lnQ, which is E=Enot-0.00591/n * log Q, is given to us specifically so that we don't have to plug in values for T, since it's simplified for use under STP.

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### Re: Standard State with Nernst Equation

only assume that the reaction is not at standard conditions when the prompt itself gives some conditions (such as varying concentrations of reactant/product).

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