Final 2013 Question 4


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Vivian Tan 3F
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Final 2013 Question 4

Postby Vivian Tan 3F » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:25 pm

For part A of question 4 on the 2013 final, can we also use Ecell = Ecello - 0.05916/n * logQ instead of Ecell = Ecello - RT/nF * lnQ ?

I get a slightly bigger answer when I use the Nernst equation with log in it than the one with ln.

Armo_Derbarsegian_3K
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Re: Final 2013 Question 4

Postby Armo_Derbarsegian_3K » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:10 am

Generally, you should use the log equation when also looking for pH. Otherwise, I think it is easier to use the natural log.

Athena Dong 2A
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Re: Final 2013 Question 4

Postby Athena Dong 2A » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:38 pm

Does it seem that we will be deducted for using one equation versus the other if pH is not a factor?


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