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The barometric pressure is 30.0 in of mercury. Calculate the atmospheric pressure in psia.

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The barometric pressure is 30.0 in of mercury. Calculate the atmospheric pressure in psia.

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Step 1

Write the relation between the height of the mercury column of a barometer and the corresponding pressure.

 

in. of mercury = 0.49 psia
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in. of mercury = 0.49 psia

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Step 2

Obtain the atmospheric pressur...

P30.0 in of mercury
atm
0.49 psia
P -30.0 in. of mercury| 1 in, ofmercury
atm
P14.7 psa
atm
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P30.0 in of mercury atm 0.49 psia P -30.0 in. of mercury| 1 in, ofmercury atm P14.7 psa atm

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