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Electrochemistry

What is the Nernst equation?

The Nernst equation relates the reduction potential of an electrochemical cell to a standard-state reduction potential, along with the temperature, reaction quotient, and number of electrons transferred during the reaction in question. It was first developed by Walther Nernst, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1920 for his influential work in physical chemistry.



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