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The 0.0592 comes from changing the natural log in the original equation ( E=E(standard)-(RT/nF)lnQ ) to log base 10, which yields E=E(standard)-(2.303RT/nF)logQ. At standard temperature (298K), 2.303RT/F = 0.0592, which gives you the representation of the Nernst equation that first mentioned, E = E (standard) — (0.0592/n) log Q.
MadelineHlobik wrote:What sort of energy/cell potential does Nernst equation tell us?
I believe the Nernst equation tells us the equilibrium potentials of the cell. For each ion, the equilibrium potential is the membrane potential where the net flow is zero through any open channel.
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