Derivation of Formula

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Derivation of Formula

Postby TanveerDhaliwal3G » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:38 pm

From what is the Nernst Equation derived from?

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Re: Derivation of Formula

Postby AKatukota » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:12 pm

As reactants are consumed in a working electrochemical cell, the cell potential will also decrease until it reaches zero. The Nernst equation is used to establish the relationship between how cell potential depends on concentration

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Re: Derivation of Formula

Postby Julie Park 1G » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:15 pm

You can take these two equations that we already know:
and combine them to get

when you solve for E, you will get


You can get
(Nernst equation)

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