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Nernst Equation

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:05 pm
by 605324529
How do I know when to use log instead of ln in the Nernst Equation?

Re: Nernst Equation

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:43 pm
by Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
You can use either forms of the equation with either log or ln because you will get the same answer either way. It just might be sometimes more convenient to use the log form of the Nernst equation if you're dealing with pH since pH = -logH+. In most of the problems however either equation will work fine.