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The equation that the book gives for the integrated rate law of first-order reactions is [A]t = [A]0e-kt, but the equation for the integrated rate law of first-order reactions given in lecture is ln[A] = -kt + ln[A]0. Does it matter which equation we use since both are essentially the same? Is one better or easier to use than the other?
They include both in the book. It just depends on the problem and what you are solving for. Like, if you are solving for time t or k, the equation with ln would be better. If you are solving for concentration, the exponential form would be easier to use
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