Do you need to convert 1 atm to mmHg? We have the solution! 1 atm equals 760 mmHg, which is the same as saying 1 standard atmosphere equals 760 millimeters of mercury.
What if you don’t have precisely 1 atm? We know that one atmosphere is equal to 760 millimeters of mercury, but how do you convert atm to mmHg? That’s simple! Use our 1 atm to mmHg unit converter to turn your standard atmospheres into millimeters of mercury, one atm at a time.
1 atm to mmHg Converter
Use our free 1 atm to mmHg converter to quickly calculate how much your standard atmospheres are in terms of millimeters of mercury. Just type in how many atm you have, and we will convert it into mmHg for you!
Looking at the atm to mmHg converter, you will see that we entered a value of 1 atm, which gives us an answer of 760 mmHg. That’s the answer to ‘1 atm to mmHg’. One atmosphere of pressure equals 760 millimeters of mercury.
Now it’s your turn! Just type in how many atm you have, and our atm to mmHg calculator will tell you how much it is in standard atmospheres. Standard atmospheres to millimeters of mercury made easy, no matter how many atm you have. Whether you have 1 atm, 1.5 atm, or 2.3 atm, we’ll find all the answers for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Standard Atmospheres to Millimeters of Mercury
People often have specific questions about converting from atm to mmHg. Here are the answers to some of the most common conversions and questions people ask about atm to mmHg.
What is atm?
A Standard atmosphere (atm) is a unit of pressure defined as 101,325 Pa, 760 mmHg, 1.01325 bar, 760 torr, 4.6959 psi, or 1 ata (atmosphere absolute). It is equivalent to the average atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level.
What does mmHg stand for?
A mmHg is a manometric unit of pressure that stands for ‘millimeters of mercury’. It is defined as equal to the pressure exerted by a column of mercury that is one millimeter high under standard gravity. You will most frequently encounter mmHg from blood pressure readings and a meteorologist’s weather reports in everyday life.
How do you convert atm to mmHg?
You have two conversion factors to choose from to convert standard atmospheres (atm) to millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The first option is to multiply atm by the conversion factor of 760, which is the number of atm in 1 mmHg. The second option to change the units is to divide atm by the conversion factor of 0.0013157894736842. Both the multiplication and division-based approaches will give you the correct solution.
Is 1 atm exactly 760 mmHg?
Yes, 1 standard atmosphere (atm) is exactly equal to 760 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
Is atm greater than mmHg?
Yes, one standard atmosphere (atm) is greater than one millimeter of mercury (mmHg). There are 760 mmHg in a standard atmosphere but only 0.0013157894736842 standard atmospheres (atm) in one mmHg.
Is mmHg a pressure or a volume?
Mmhg is a manometric unit of pressure equal to the pressure created by a column of mercury that is one millimeter high. In meteorology, millimeters of mercury (mmHg) is used in weather forecasts and reporting. As outside air pressure increases or decreases, the change in the weight of the pressure on the column of mercury will cause mmHg to rise or fall.
Why is pressure measured in mmHg?
Historically, pressure measurements were made in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) because mercury is the densest liquid at room temperature. A dense liquid is helpful for pressure column applications because it minimizes the height needed for a column, which is an important practical concern. A pressure column, also called a manometer, is often used inside a laboratory. Other applications include gas pressure readings, meteorology applications, or and in aviation so there is a limit on the height of any instrument.
For example, to measure one standard atmosphere of pressure (atm), you only need a column that is 760 mm tall (0.76 meters) if you use mercury as the liquid. On the other hand, if you use a less dense liquid, the required height of the column is greater. In the case of water, you would need a column that is 10 meters high to measure one standard atmosphere!
Other commonly used units of pressure and their abbreviations include pounds per square inch (psi), kilopascals (kPa), inches of water (inH2O), torr (Torr), technical atmosphere (kilograms-force per square cm kgf/cm2), barad (Ba), and bar (bar).
How do you convert blood pressure to mmHg?
In much of the world, you do not need to convert blood pressure values into mmHg. The reason why no conversion is required is that the blood pressure measurement is made in mmHg!
In countries where blood pressure is reported in kPa (kilopascals), multiply the kPa blood pressure reading by 7.500615758456564 to change the units. The resulting value will be in mmHg.
How do you convert atm to cmHg?
To convert from atm (standard atmospheres) to cmHg (centimeters of mercury) multiply atm by 76. The result will be your answer in atm.
For example, 1 atm multiplied by 76 equals 76 cmHg.
What is the relationship between mmHg and kPa?
There are 7.500615758456564 mmHg in 1 kPa. To convert from kPa to mmHg, multiply the number of kPa by the conversion factor 7.500615758456564. If you need to convert from mmHg to kPa, multiply the number of mmHg by the conversion factor 0.133322387415.
The SI unit of pressure is the Pascal, which is why blood pressure readings are taken in kilopascals (kPa) units of pressure in some countries.