# Converting atm to N/m^2

HazyMan
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My homework says: Gas with a volume of 0.004m^3 is heated with a steady pressure of 1,2atm until the volume turns into 0.006m^3. Calculate the work that the gas produces (Given: 1atm=1,013x10^5 N/m^2).

I used the Isobaric Expansion Work formula W=p(V2-V1) and i managed to get to W=1,2atm x 0.002m^3, however atm and m^3 are not in the same system. I am trying to convert 1.2atm into N/m^2 but i can't find anything on the internet, so i came here asking for help. Where can i find a guide to do this conversion? Is it even possible, is it needed to convert to Pa instead?

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Homework Helper
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1 Pa = 1 N/m2
1 atm = 1.01325 bar
1 bar = 105 Pa

• DrClaude
Homework Helper
(Given: 1atm=1,013x10^5 N/m^2)
I am trying to convert atm into N/m^2

[Personally, being an ancient U.S. relic, I'd have taken 14.7 pounds per square inch, converted pounds to kilograms-force to Newtons and square inches to square meters]

• DrClaude
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HazyMan
i'm trying to convert 1,2atm into N/m^2. not 1atm.

Homework Helper
i'm trying to convert 1,2atm into N/m^2. not 1atm.
Most calculators give you the ability to multiply by 1,2

HazyMan
Most calculators give you the ability to multiply by 1,2
i know, i'd just like to do it manually.

Homework Helper
i know, i'd just like to do it manually.
Code:
   1,013 x 10^5
x  1,2
-----
1,013
+ 2026
------
1,2156 x 10^5
Long multiplication by 1,2 is not much harder than a calculator.

• HazyMan
HazyMan
Code:
   1,013 x 10^5
x  1,2
-----
1,013
+ 2026
------
1,2156 x 10^5
Long multiplication by 1.2 is not much harder than a calculator.
Thanks.