ln vs log  [ENDORSED]

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Anne 2L
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ln vs log

Postby Anne 2L » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 am

I've noticed that sometimes we use log instead of ln in the Nernst equation. I was wondering if there's a reason we would prefer to use log over ln or if there is no difference.

Hazem Nasef 1I
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Re: ln vs log

Postby Hazem Nasef 1I » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:33 am

There is no difference in using log versus using ln. The main reason log is preferred is because it is used in measuring pH, so it is easier to keep the logarithm the same base across chemistry, rather than switching from ln to log.

Julia Cheng 2J
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Re: ln vs log

Postby Julia Cheng 2J » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:52 am

They yield the same results though!

Meredith Steinberg 2E
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Re: ln vs log

Postby Meredith Steinberg 2E » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:02 pm

They are both just different ways to write the Nernst Equation, but they should yield the same answer

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Re: ln vs log  [ENDORSED]

Postby Clara Hu 1G » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:09 pm

Using log makes it easier to find the pH because pH= - log [H+].

Alexandria Weinberger
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Re: ln vs log

Postby Alexandria Weinberger » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:06 pm

Using ln versus log will yield the same answer. The only reasons one might want to use log over ln is to stay consistent within chemistry (usually use log for concentrations) and pH is found by using log.

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