   Chapter 10.1, Problem 10.1CYU

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Textbook Problem

At the summit of Mount Everest (altitude = 8848 m), atmospheric pressure is 0.29 atm (or 29% of the pressure at sea level). Convert the pressure into its corresponding value in units of mm Hg, bars, and kilopascals.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The pressure given should be converted into the units of mm Hg, bars and kilopascals.

Concept Introduction:

Pressure can be expressed in different units. But it is normally reported in mmHg(millimetersofmercury)

Pressure=ForceArea

General unit conversions:

1atm=760mmHg1pascal=1newton/meter21atm=760mmHg=101.325kilopascals=1.01325bar1bar=1×105pascal

Explanation

The given pressure in the units of mm Hg, bar and kilopascals.

Given the value of pressure as 0.29atm

Conversion into mm Hg:

1atm=760mmHg760mmHg×0.29atm1atm=220

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