Nernst Equation


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Victoria Luu - 1C
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Nernst Equation

Postby Victoria Luu - 1C » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:48 pm

When using the Nernst Equation, how can you find E if you are not given the three other variables and you have to solve for Ecell?

Kathryn Wilhem 1I
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Re: Nernst Equation

Postby Kathryn Wilhem 1I » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:18 pm

In the Nernst equation, there are the constants R and F which should be given. Temperature is usually 298K. You can find n using the standard reduction potentials and K can be found with the concentrations or partial pressures. Ecell can also be found using standard reduction potentials.

almaochoa2D
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Re: Nernst Equation

Postby almaochoa2D » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:05 am

You are often times given information for E or Ecell.

anthony_trieu2L
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Re: Nernst Equation

Postby anthony_trieu2L » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:34 am

Use the information that you have to solve for a certain desired variable. Because many of the values in the Nernst equation are constants, you usually only need to find one or two more values.

GavinAleshire1L
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Re: Nernst Equation

Postby GavinAleshire1L » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:08 pm

Often times the book won't explicitly say to use the appendix, but that may be used, or like stated above you can usually solve given the majority of the equation being constants.


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