# Question on Nernst equation [closed]

What does the graph of cell potential versus temperature look like? Would that look same as the graph between cell potential and temperature difference?

(Please correct me if I am missing some concept!)

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• By temperature difference presumably you mean how potential changes with temperature (the slope) as suggested in the answer? Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 11:52
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$$\ce{Zn(s)}|\ce{ZnSO4(aq)}||\ce{CuSO4(aq)}|\ce{Cu(s)}$$
\begin{align} E_\mathrm{cell} &= \Delta E^{\circ} + \frac{RT}{nF} \ln{\frac{a(\ce{Cu^2+})}{a(\ce{Zn^2+})}}\\ &= - \frac{\Delta G^{\circ}_\mathrm{r}}{nF} + \frac{RT}{nF} \ln{\frac{a(\ce{Cu^2+})}{a(\ce{Zn^2+})}}\\ &= \frac{1}{nF}\left( - \Delta H^{\circ}_\mathrm{r} + T \Delta S^{\circ}_\mathrm{r} + RT \ln{\frac{a(\ce{Cu^2+})}{a(\ce{Zn^2+})}}\right)\\ &= \frac{1}{nF}\left( - \Delta H^{\circ}_\mathrm{r} + T\left( \Delta S^{\circ}_\mathrm{r} + R \ln{\frac{a(\ce{Cu^2+})}{a(\ce{Zn^2+})}}\right)\right) \end{align}
$$\frac{\mathrm{d}E_\mathrm{cell}}{\mathrm{d}T}=\frac{1}{nF}\left( \Delta S^{\circ}_\mathrm{r} + R \ln{\frac{a(\ce{Cu^2+})}{a(\ce{Zn^2+})}}\right)$$