How do you convert 0.800 atm of pressure to its equivalent in millimeters of mercury?

1 Answer
Jul 17, 2016

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You have to use a conversion factor to solve these types of problems.

We can establish the following:

#color(white)(aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)color(blue)["1 atm"/"760 mm Hg"#

Knowing what our conversion factor is, we can now solve by setting up the problem as so,

#("0.800" cancel"atm") /"1"*("760 mm Hg")/("1" cancel"atm")= "answer"#

which is simply plugging in our knowns and getting out our answer in #"mm Hg"#.