What units are used to measure pressure?
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- Pressure is defined as force divided by area i.e p = F/A
- In the metric system pressure is measured in newtons per square meter, called a pascal (Pa). One pascal is a very small pressure, so usually the kPa, or 1,000 Pa, is used. In the English system, pounds per square inch (psi) is often used.
The SI unit for pressure is the pascal (N/m2), but other common units of pressure include pounds per square inch (psi), atmospheres (atm), bars, inches of mercury (in. Hg), millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), and torr. A pressure measurement can be described as either static or dynamic.
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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