Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions


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If someone is measuring pressure, they might use any of the following units EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which of the following is the best definition for Torr?

2. Hugo measures the pressure in his car's tire and finds that it is 32 Psi. What is the pressure if he converts this measurement from Psi to Torr?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about pressure and the ways it's converted. To pass the quiz, you'll need to be able to perform some pressure conversion calculations in sample problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to review the following:

  • What is used to measure pressure
  • Converting pressure to atmospheres and mmHg
  • What happens to pressure when gas is added to a fixed-volume container
  • Units that are and are not used for pressure

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what you can use to measure pressure and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding units that are used to measure pressure
  • Problem solving - apply what you've learned to solve practice problems involving pressure conversions

Additional Learning

Pressure yourself to continue your studies with the lesson titled Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions. Some of the study goals you'll work towards are listed below:

  • Identify characteristics of pressure
  • Define psi
  • Know what mmHg stands for
  • Recognize what a torr is