Torr, Pressure

The torr (symbol: Torr) or millimeter of mercury (mmHg) is a non-SI unit of pressure. It is the atmospheric pressure that supports a column of mercury 1 millimeter high. The unit is named after Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician, for his discovery of the principle of the barometer in 1643. A related unit is the micrometre of mercury (µmHg), which is one thousand times smaller. Read more >>

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Pressure (symbol: p) is the force per unit area acting on a surface in a direction perpendicular to that surface. Read more >>