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In the Nernst Equation there is Q and I know that you divide one on top of the other but how do I know which is on top of the other?
Tyler Angtuaco 1G
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Q is non-equilibrium ratio of products to reactants. So, you'll need to identify which species are the products and which ones are the reactants in the overall cell reaction.
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^^^ I agree with Tyler, it depends on the reaction given. Through the reaction given you are able to determine which is the product and which is the recatant.
Rohit Ghosh 4F
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Yes by writing the reactions, you can figure out the products and reactants and put them in the equation.
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When you write out the half reactions and add them to make the complete equation the answer will result in the reaction that you base Q off of.
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