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Question Nernst equation?

do we need to know the nernst equation and how to use it????? i mean i dont even remember what LOG means and how to calculate log stuff!! i mean its been like 6 yrs since i had a maths class!
and this equation is so crazy anyway!
do we hv to knw it fr the exam??
I've become so numb
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Well, I've never heard of it being directly asked on an exam in a way such as you being given some numbers and asked to calculate the potential. I think what's important is to understand the way membrane potentials are generated. I'd say actually understanding the flow of ions in and out of a cell during an action potential would be much higher yield than just memorizing the equation, but that's just my opinion.
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