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English translation: atmospheric pressure

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10:23 Sep 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Science
German term or phrase: Sphärendruck
Siedepunkt von Blei = 1740°C (unter Sphärendruck)
Boiling point of lead = 1740°C but what kind of pressure is being referred to? Spherical? Is there such a thing as spherical pressure?
Julie
English translation:atmospheric pressure
Explanation:
uel seems to have figured it out. No, there is no such thing as spherical pressure in physics, unless that expression is being used illogically in some jargon. Any boiling point depends upon the pressure. The easiest pressure to do any experiment to determine the boiling point is with no special pressurization. Then the pressure will be what we experience in normal atmosphere, namely atmospheric pressure. Since it is always better to say at what pressure a phase transition like boiling occurs, the expected phrase would be, "at atmospheric pressure". BW, Nancy
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Nancy Schmeing
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naatmospheric pressureNancy Schmeing
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Elisabeth Moser
nasee belowUlrike Lieder


  

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Explanation:
Are you sure there's not an "Atmo-" hiding somewhere in your text? A search on 3 search engines, Alta Vista, Google, and Northern Lights, yielded only a single hit for "Atmo-sphärendruck" on Google.
The term "Sphärendruck" does not appear in either Ernst nor my chemical dictionary.
I would suspect that it should be Atmosphärendruck = atmospheric pressure (Ernst)
Sorry I can't be of more help

Ulrike Lieder
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Explanation:
in physics there is such a thing as
Sphaerometer to meassure "Sphaerendruck"
(siehe Muret-Sanders: Spaerometer=
spherometer). Therefore I would translate it as spheric pressure which
is different to atmosheric pressure.

Elisabeth Moser
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1 hr
atmospheric pressure


Explanation:
uel seems to have figured it out. No, there is no such thing as spherical pressure in physics, unless that expression is being used illogically in some jargon. Any boiling point depends upon the pressure. The easiest pressure to do any experiment to determine the boiling point is with no special pressurization. Then the pressure will be what we experience in normal atmosphere, namely atmospheric pressure. Since it is always better to say at what pressure a phase transition like boiling occurs, the expected phrase would be, "at atmospheric pressure". BW, Nancy

Nancy Schmeing
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