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Homework Help: Unit Conversions, Pressure

  1. Feb 19, 2014 #1
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    Hi. I am currently doing a lab where I need to convert mm Hg to atmospheres. When I try to use an online converter to do this, it gives two options for atmospheres, technical and standard. Which would be the best to use for a laboratory calculation?



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  3. Feb 20, 2014 #2


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    I've never come across the unit "technical atmosphere." So unless the adjective "technical" is there, always take "atmospheres" to be the standard kind, with the abbreviated symbol atm, and with 1 atm = 101325 Pa.
  4. Feb 20, 2014 #3


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    According to wikipedia technical atmosphere is exactly 1 kg force over 1 square cm.

    1 at = 98.0665 kPa

    Go for the one standard one.
  5. Feb 22, 2014 #4
    760 mm Hg = 1 atm.

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