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1 (atm.) A unit of pressure equal to 101 325 pascals. This is equal to 760.0 mmHg. The actual atmospheric pressure fluctuates around this value. The unit is usually used for expressing pressures well in excess of standard atmospheric pressure, e.g. in high-pressure chemical processes.

2 See earth's atmosphere.

Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.


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