cell potential equations

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Salma Sudarmadji 2I
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cell potential equations

Postby Salma Sudarmadji 2I » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:01 am

For the equation E= E -RT/nF lnQ and E=E- 0.05916/n logQ, I get different answers. Is one preferred over the other? Or will both answers be accepted?

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Re: cell potential equations

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:36 am

The two should give equivalent answers as the change from log to ln is accounted for. Make sure the constants are the right units/value?

Matthew Lee 3L
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Re: cell potential equations

Postby Matthew Lee 3L » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:08 pm

Maybe you made some calculation error along the way or plugged numbers in your calculator wrong. They should be the same.

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Re: cell potential equations

Postby Rana YT 2L » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:25 pm

depending on your calculator, you might have to put in log with a base of 10 explicitly since some calculators imply that base while others dont

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