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 torr.

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 torr.

Solution

We’re being asked to convert 882 mbar (millibars) to torr.


To do so, we need the following conversion factors:

1 mbar = 10-3 bar 

1 bar = 750.062 torr


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