# Nernst equation potential

- Nernst equation potential
- (nernst) [Walther Hermann
*Nernst,* German physical chemist, 1864â€“1941] see under *equation* and *potential.*
*Medical dictionary.
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**Nernst equation** — nernst n an equation used to find the potential difference across a semipermeable membrane through which an ion diffuses between solutions where its concentration differs and that for a temperature of 37°C (98.6°F) gives a result in millivolts… … Medical dictionary

**Nernst equation** — In electrochemistry, the Nernst equation is an equation that can be used (in conjunction with other information) to determine the equilibrium reduction potential of a half cell in an electrochemical cell. It can also be used to determine the… … Wikipedia

**Nernst equation** — A basic equation of biophysics that describes the relationship between the equilibrium potential difference across a semipermeable membrane, and the equilibrium distribution of the ionic permeant species. It is described by: E = (RT/zF).ln(C2/C1) … Dictionary of molecular biology

**Nernst potential** — can refer to: *Nernst equation *Reversal potential … Wikipedia

**potential** — 1. Capable of doing or being, although not yet doing or being; possible, but not actual. 2. A state of tension in an electric source enabling it to do work under suitable conditions; in relation to electricity, p. is analogous to the temperature… … Medical dictionary

**Nernst potential** — the voltage produced across a membrane by a concentration gradient of an ion that can diffuse through pores in the membrane while oppositely charged ions cannot pass through the membrane; see Nernst equation under equation … Medical dictionary

**Nernst potential** — See Nernst equation and ion selective electrodes … Dictionary of molecular biology

**Nernst-Planck equation** — The Nernst Planck equation describes the flux of ions through a diffusive membrane under the influence of both an ionic concentration gradient (X) and electric potential (V).It is defined :Phi = D abla X P X abla VWhere D is a set of constants… … Wikipedia

**equation** — A statement expressing the equality of two things, usually with the use of mathematical or chemical symbols. [L. aequare, to make equal] alveolar gas e. the e. defining the steady state relation of the alveolar oxygen pressure to the barometric… … Medical dictionary

**Reversal potential** — This article is about the biological application of the Nernst equation. For the general equation, see Nernst equation. In a biological membrane, the reversal potential (also known as the Nernst potential) of an ion is the membrane potential at… … Wikipedia