Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)


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Adrienne Dang 1B
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Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

Postby Adrienne Dang 1B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:22 pm

I know that we discussed in class the difference between using log and ln in the nernst equation, but is there any specific reason we would choose one over the other? or does it not matter?

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Re: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

Postby SantanaRodriguezDis1G » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:24 pm

in class he mentioned log is included because that is what is used in the ph scale

Salma Quintanilla 1J
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Re: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

Postby Salma Quintanilla 1J » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 pm

I believe that you should use the log or ln stated for each version of the equation given just to avoid an error but to be truthful I'm not entirely sure if there is a difference.

Jimmy Zhang Dis 1K
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Re: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

Postby Jimmy Zhang Dis 1K » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:49 pm

During discussion my TA mentioned that there is no difference, but if you use ln it is easier to relate to other equations that also use ln

Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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Re: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

Postby Dhwani Krishnan 1G » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:22 pm

do both yield the same results?

Kavvya Gupta 1H
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Re: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

Postby Kavvya Gupta 1H » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:38 pm

Dhwani Krishnan 1G wrote:do both yield the same results?


Yes if you make sure ln x= 2.303 log x. Otherwise your answers would both be the same


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