# Negative log how do i perform negative log calculations? For example, -log(3.0x10^-2)

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Use the log function (common logarithm). See screen capture for markings on key.

To evaluate the negative of a logarithm
Enter the number (argument) of the logarithm
Press the = key to have it calculated.
While result is still displayed, press the sign change key or (+/-).

Beware that -log(number) is not necessarily a negative value.

Another way to calculate -log is to use the relation
log(1/a)=-log(a) .

3 [EXP] [(] [+/-] 2 [) ] [LOG][=] [+/-]

[EXP] is the key to enter exponent of a power of 10 :It is a shortcut, so no 10 is entered. Respect the key sequence above.
[ (] left parenthesis to prevent ambiguity due to the negaticve exponent. Just a security.
[)] is the enclosing right parenthesis
[+/-] is the Sign Change key

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Use the log function (common logarithm). See screen capture for markings on key.

To evaluate the negative of a logarithm
Enter the number (argument) of the logarithm
Press the = key to have it calculated.
While result is still displayed, press the sign change key or (+/-).

Beware that -log(number) is not necessarily a negative value.

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Hello,
1. How to obtain the concentration knowing the pH?
2. How to obtain the pH knowing the concentration
If you are not interested in the theory, jump to the examples at the end of the post.

As you well know the pH is the negative of the log in base 10 of the H+/H3O+ ion concentration. If we use [H+] to represent that concentration, then pH=-log[H+].
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Examples

1. Let the pH=5.5, what is the H+ concentration?

With [(-)] being the change sign key, then
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Calculating the pH

Shortcut:
For all H+/H3O+ concentrations of the form 1.*10^(a) where a is an integer number between 0 and -14, the pH is the negative value of the exponent.
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For other concentrations such as 3.567*10^(-8), one cannot use the shortcut above, but have to calculate the log of the concentration

[H+/H3O+] = 3.567*10^(-8)
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This is keyed in as follows (to minimize the number of parentheses)

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To verify your calculation, the result is 7.447696891 or just 7.45
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Hope it helps and thank you for using FixYa

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