# Why is the Nernst equation important?

Apr 29, 2015

The Nernst equation ${E}^{0} = {E}^{\theta} + \frac{R T}{n F} \ln \left(\text{Oxidants"/"Reductant}\right)$

It has other forms; but basically, it shows us the relationship between Electrode potential of a half cell and Temperature.

It is a direct relationship. That is, increasing the temperature if half cell, leads to a rise in electrode potential.