## Nerst Equation

Samantha Pacheco 2K
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### Nerst Equation

Do we need to know how to derive the Nerst Equation or will it be given to us?

WilliamNguyen_4L
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### Re: Nerst Equation

The nerst equation is on the equation sheet given.

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### Re: Nerst Equation

In a review session, one of the TAs said lavelle would never ask us to derive an equation.

Amar Singh
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You will not need to know how to derive it.

805097738
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### Re: Nerst Equation

What is the nerst equation?

Michelle N - 2C
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805097738 wrote:What is the nerst equation?

It's the equation E = E° - (RT/nF) lnQ ^^ the one mentioned today!

Nuoya Jiang
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### Re: Nerst Equation

No, but you can see it on the equation sheet.

Ellen Amico 2L
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I don't think we ever need to know how to derive any of the equations Lavelle shows us in lecture, it's more to help us with a conceptual understanding. You just need to know the equation itself and when it's used.

Jocelyn Thorp 1A
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### Re: Nerst Equation

if you're ever concerned, just check out the constants and equations sheet on lavelle's site. It's been the same since the course started and contains all the equations that will be given to us

Tahlia Mullins
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I think it’s always helpful to know how to derive the equation because once you are able to do that, you know you have a proper grasp of the concepts. However, we are not expected to do this on an exam!

Osvaldo SanchezF -1H
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### Re: Nerst Equation

As many already mentioned, the equation is given but knowing how it was derived can help understand it better. So if you are given steps of the derivation then you will know how to manipulate the problem to get what you need.

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