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n and significant figures

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:50 pm
by Jonathan Pai 2I
In electrochemical problems like nernst involving n, the transfer of electrons, does that affect the final answer's signifcant figures, because that would make all the final answers 1 sig fig?

Re: n and significant figures

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:29 pm
by Eric Quach 1C
Considering that it would make all of our answers have one sig fig, we would probably use the number that has next least number of sig figs. Also, we know the exact value for n, so it has "unlimited" sig figs in a sense.

Re: n and significant figures

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:41 pm
by Abby-Hile-1F
How do you determine what n is?

Re: n and significant figures

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 pm
by Alysa Rallistan 2G
Abby-Hile-1F wrote:How do you determine what n is?
The value of n is determined by the electrons that are canceled out when balancing the redox reaction

Re: n and significant figures

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 am
by Abby-Hile-1F
Thank you!

Re: n and significant figures

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:03 pm
by Jonathan Pai 2I
Thanks