how is vacuum measured?


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deathlucky
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Feb18-09, 09:34 PM
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just wondering how vacuum is measured in Hg say is i had a 1L bottle and was to suck half the air out how much Hg would that be?

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Nanoath
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Feb18-09, 09:50 PM
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wouldn't it be just Pressure/2 ?
jtbell
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Feb18-09, 10:18 PM
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See the Wikipedia articles on the Torr (a.k.a. "mm Hg") and the barometer (paying particular attention to the "mercury barometer."

super6logan
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Feb18-09, 11:14 PM
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how is vacuum measured?


Pressure is measured in Atmospheres or Torres. At sea level on Earth you should experience 1 Atmosphere. An Atmosphere is 760 torres so you cut that in half and you'd have a .5 Atmospheres or 380 torres
andy taylor
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Feb19-09, 05:35 AM
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HI to measure vacuum in hg..that inches of mercury ..thats an old method using a mercury manometer. the simplest andswer is half atmosheric pressure 1000mbar divided by two.


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