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Updated March 06, 2017

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-cm^{2} area. 101.3 kPa = 1 atm. There are 1,000 pascals in 1 kilopascal.