6th edition 9.75

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Maddy Mackenzie
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6th edition 9.75

Postby Maddy Mackenzie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:16 pm

On this question, trying to calculate the s results in an overflow error in the scientific calculator. 12^6.02 x 10-23 How would we solve this equation for the s without it resulting in an overflow error?

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Re: 6th edition 9.75

Postby Hai-Lin Yeh 1J » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:18 pm

Use exponential rules and bring Avogadro's number down in front of ln. Also, is this the wrong question? I don't think you need to use Avogadro's number in 9.75.

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Re: 6th edition 9.75

Postby Stevin1H » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:29 pm

In order to avoid the calculator over flow, you would have to manipulate the equation using math. Since S=KblnW(#)^N, you can bring the N down and the equation would be N*Kb*In(#)


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