Complex Numbers Acting Inconsistently

My friend recently found an inconsistency of our understanding of complex numbers. Taking the equation (sqrt(2))/(i), when multiplying top and bottom by -i, this expression simplifies to -sqrt(2)i. However, when substituting sqrt(-1) for i you get sqrt(-2), thus sqrt(2)i. These two expressions aren’t equal. Where is the flaw in our understanding?

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