Dyne per Square Centimeter is one of the smallest pressure units and is derived from the CGS unit for force where 1 dyne equals 1 gram accelerated by 1 centimeter per second per second. 1 Dyne per Square Centimetre equals 0.1 pascals.

The dyn/cm^2 is mainly used for pressures associated with the measurement of shear stress and is strongly linked to the measurement of surface tension where dyne/cm is a commonly used unit.

You will find conversion values for 1 dyn/cm2 into other pressure units in the table below.

To find the number of dynes/cm2 that other pressure units convert into, please click on the appropriate link from the choices below.

For calculating several values of dynes/cm2 we suggest you use our pressure unit converter to save time.

View how dyn/cm2 is derived from SI units and identify a unit from the different ways of writing dyn/cm2.

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## Conversion Factors

- 0.000001 bar
- 0.0000145038 psi
- 0.001 mbar
- 0.1 N/m²
- 0.1 Pa
- 0.001 hPa
- 0.0001 kPa
- 0.0000001 MPa
- 0.00000101972 kg/cm²
- 0.0101972 mmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.00101972 cmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.0000101972 mH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.000401463 inH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.0000334553 ftH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.000750062 mmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0000750062 cmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0000295300 inHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.000750062 Torr
- 0.750062 mTorr
- 0.000000986923 atm
- 0.00000101972 at
- 1 dyn/cm²
- 0.000232060 oz/in²
- 0.750062 µHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.00000000647490 tsi (uk, long)
- 0.00000000725189 tsi (usa, short)
- 0.00000104427 tsf (usa, short)
- 0.00208854 psf
- 0.00101972 g/cm²

*Please note that the conversion factors above are accurate to 6 significant figures.*

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## Derivation

The calculation below shows how the pressure unit Dyne per Square Centimetre (dyn/cm²) is derived from SI Units.

#### Formula

- Pressure = Force / Area
- Force = Mass x Acceleration
- Acceleration = Distance / (Time x Time)

#### SI Units

- Mass: kilogram (kg)
- Length: metre (m)
- Time: second (s)
- Force: newton (N)
- Pressure: pascal (Pa)

#### Input Values

- 1 gram = 0.001 kg
- 1 Centimetre = 0.01 m
- 1 Second = 1 s
- 1 Second Squared = 1 s²
- 1 Square Centimetre = 0.01 m x 0.01 m = 0.0001 m²

#### Calculation

- 1 Dyne = 0.001 kg x 0.01 m/s² = 0.00001 N
- 1 dyn/cm² Pressure = 0.00001 N / 0.0001 m² = 0.1 Pa

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## Alternate Descriptions

These are the different versions used for identifying dyn/cm² that you may find elsewhere.

- Dyne per Square Centimetre
- Dyne per Square Centimeter
- Dynes Force per Square Centimetre
- Dynes per Square Centimeter
- dyn/cm²
- dyne/cm²
- dynes/cm²
- dyn/sq cm
- dyne/sq cm
- dynes/sq cm
- dyn/cm^2
- dyne/cm^2
- dynes/cm^2

## Conversion Tables

Select a look up table for converting a pressure reading in dynes per square centimetre to other measurement units.

- psi » 1,000 to 2,000,000 dyn/cm² → 0.0145038 to 29.0075 psi

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## Measurement Unit Related Terms

More pages related to measurement unit technical terms.

- at – Technical Atmosphere Pressure Unit
- atm – Standard Atmosphere Pressure Unit
- bar Pressure Unit
- cmH2O – Centimetres of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- cmHg – Centimetres of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit
- daPa – Dekapascal Pressure Unit
- ftH2O – Feet of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- g – Acceleration due to Gravity
- g/cm² – Grams per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- hPa – Hectopascal Pressure Unit
- inH2O – Inches of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- inHg – Inches of Mercury at 0 degrees C Pressure Unit
- kg/cm² – Kilogram per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- kg/mm² – Kilogram per Square Millimetre Pressure Unit
- kPa – Kilopascal Pressure Unit
- ksi – Kilopounds per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- mbar – Millibar Pressure Unit
- mH2O – Metres of Water Gauge at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- mmH2O – Millimetres of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- mmHg – Millimetres of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit
- MPa – Megapascal Pressure Unit
- mPa – Millipascal Pressure Unit
- mTorr – Millitorr Pressure Unit
- N/cm² – Newton per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- N/m2 – Newton per Square Metre Pressure Unit
- N/mm² – Newton per Square Millimetre Pressure Unit
- oz/in² – Ounce per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- Pa – Pascal Pressure Unit
- Pressure
- Pressure Units
- psf – Pounds per Square Foot Pressure Unit
- psi – Pounds per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- Specific Gravity
- Torr Pressure Unit
- tsf – Tons per Square Foot (USA, Short) Pressure Unit
- tsi – Tons per Square Inch (UK, Long) Pressure Unit
- tsi – Tons per Square Inch (USA, Short) Pressure Unit
- Water Density
- µHg – Micron of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit