Kilograms per Square Centimeter to Hectopascals Converter

Enter the pressure in kilograms per square centimeter below to get the value converted to hectopascals.

Result in Hectopascals:

1 kgf/cm² = 980.665 hPa

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How to Convert Kilograms per Square Centimeter to Hectopascals

To convert a measurement in kilograms per square centimeter to a measurement in hectopascals, multiply the pressure by the following conversion ratio: 980.665 hectopascals/kilogram per square centimeter.

Since one kilogram per square centimeter is equal to 980.665 hectopascals, you can use this simple formula to convert:

hectopascals = kilograms per square centimeter × 980.665

The pressure in hectopascals is equal to the pressure in kilograms per square centimeter multiplied by 980.665.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms per square centimeter to hectopascals using the formula above.
hectopascals = (5 kgf/cm² × 980.665) = 4,903.325 hPa

Kilograms per square centimeter and hectopascals are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Are Kilograms per Square Centimeter?

One kilogram per square centimeter is the pressure of equal to one kilogram-force per square centimeter.

The kilogram per square centimeter is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. A kilogram per square centimeter is sometimes also referred to as a kilogram per square centimetre or kilogram-force per centimeter square. Kilograms per square centimeter can be abbreviated as kgf/cm²; for example, 1 kilogram per square centimeter can be written as 1 kgf/cm².

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.[1] For example, kgf/cm² is expressing a change in weight relative to a change in area.

The unit is deprecated and not permitted for use with SI units, although it is still in use as some precision measuring devices still use the unit.

Kilograms per square centimeter can be expressed using the formula:
1 kgf/cm2 = 1 kgf / cm2

Pressure in kilograms per square centimeter are equal to the kilogram-force divided by the area in square centimeters.

What Is a Hectopascal?

The hectopascal is equal to 100 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. The hectopascal is the internationally adopted unit used to measure atmospheric pressure.

The hectopascal is a multiple of the pascal, which is the SI derived unit for pressure. In the metric system, "hecto" is the prefix for 102. Hectopascals can be abbreviated as hPa; for example, 1 hectopascal can be written as 1 hPa.

Kilogram per Square Centimeter to Hectopascal Conversion Table

Table showing various kilogram per square centimeter measurements converted to hectopascals.
Kilograms Per Square Centimeter Hectopascals
1 kgf/cm² 980.67 hPa
2 kgf/cm² 1,961 hPa
3 kgf/cm² 2,942 hPa
4 kgf/cm² 3,923 hPa
5 kgf/cm² 4,903 hPa
6 kgf/cm² 5,884 hPa
7 kgf/cm² 6,865 hPa
8 kgf/cm² 7,845 hPa
9 kgf/cm² 8,826 hPa
10 kgf/cm² 9,807 hPa
11 kgf/cm² 10,787 hPa
12 kgf/cm² 11,768 hPa
13 kgf/cm² 12,749 hPa
14 kgf/cm² 13,729 hPa
15 kgf/cm² 14,710 hPa
16 kgf/cm² 15,691 hPa
17 kgf/cm² 16,671 hPa
18 kgf/cm² 17,652 hPa
19 kgf/cm² 18,633 hPa
20 kgf/cm² 19,613 hPa
21 kgf/cm² 20,594 hPa
22 kgf/cm² 21,575 hPa
23 kgf/cm² 22,555 hPa
24 kgf/cm² 23,536 hPa
25 kgf/cm² 24,517 hPa
26 kgf/cm² 25,497 hPa
27 kgf/cm² 26,478 hPa
28 kgf/cm² 27,459 hPa
29 kgf/cm² 28,439 hPa
30 kgf/cm² 29,420 hPa
31 kgf/cm² 30,401 hPa
32 kgf/cm² 31,381 hPa
33 kgf/cm² 32,362 hPa
34 kgf/cm² 33,343 hPa
35 kgf/cm² 34,323 hPa
36 kgf/cm² 35,304 hPa
37 kgf/cm² 36,285 hPa
38 kgf/cm² 37,265 hPa
39 kgf/cm² 38,246 hPa
40 kgf/cm² 39,227 hPa

References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using