Kilopascal (kPa) Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Kilopascal (kPa)

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Kilopascal or kPa Definition: ​

Kilopascal is a unit of pressure. 1 kPa is approximately the pressure exerted by a 10-g mass resting on a 1-cm2 area. 101.3 kPa = 1 atm. There are 1,000 pascals in 1 kilopascal.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Kilopascal (kPa) Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-kilopascal-604551. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Kilopascal (kPa) Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-kilopascal-604551 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Kilopascal (kPa) Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-kilopascal-604551 (accessed May 28, 2018).