Nernst Equation

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

Tamera Scott 1G
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Nernst Equation

Does n in the Nernst equation represent the number of electrons?

alanaarchbold
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Re: Nernst Equation

it represents the number of moles. however, you find this by balancing the equation and taking the number of electrons into account so that it's balanced.

Angela Grant 1D
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Re: Nernst Equation

yes, it's the number that cancels out when you balance a redox reaction by writing out its oxidation/reduction half-reactions

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