# What is the pressure conversion factor for torr to kpa?

Apr 14, 2015

You can easily link these two units by using atmospheres, or atm, as a starting point.

You know that 1 atm is equivalent to 760 torr. LIkewise, 1 atm is equivalent to 101.325 kPa, so the conversion factor that takes from torr to kPa will look like this

$\text{760 torr"/(1cancel("atm")) * (1cancel("atm"))/"101.325 kPa" = "760 torr"/"101.325 kPa}$

An here's your conversion factor $\to$ 760 torr are equivalent to 101.325 kPa, which means that

1cancel("torr") * "101.325 kPa"/(760cancel("torr")) = "0.133322368 kPa"

and

1cancel("kPa") * "760 torr"/(101.325cancel("kPa")) = "7.50061683 torr"