Chemistry Practice Problems Pressure Units Practice Problems Solution: Hurricane Wilma of 2005 is the most intense hurric...

Solution: Hurricane Wilma of 2005 is the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, with a low-pressure reading of 882 mbar (millibars).Convert this reading into atmospheres.

Problem

Hurricane Wilma of 2005 is the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, with a low-pressure reading of 882 mbar (millibars).

Convert this reading into atmospheres.

Solution

We’re being asked to convert the pressure reading into atm. The given pressure is 882 mbar (millibars)


We’re going to convert mbar to in Hg:

mbar → bar → atm 


The conversion factors are

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