The Nernst Equation given above relates the electromotive force of an electrochemical half- or full-cell reaction to the Standard Electrode Potential, temperature, activities of reactant and products, and number of electron transferred during the net redox (reduction and oxidation) reaction (Chem.LibreTexts.org, 2015; Wikipedia, 2017) where
R is the gas constant defined as 8.3144598(48) J·K-1·mol-1. F is the Faraday constant defined as 96485.33289(59) C·mol-1. E is the electromotive force in Voltz (V). E° is the standard electrode potential in Voltz (V). T is the temperature in the Kelvin scale. n is the number of electrons transferred during the net redox reaction. Qeq is a reaction quotient or ratio of reactants and product activities (often approximated by concentrations).
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