Grams or Grams Force per Square Centimetre is a cgs system (centimetre, gram, second) pressure unit which is now largely obsolete and officially superceded by the SI system of units. 1 Gram per Square Centimeter is 98.0665 pascals.

The gf/cm² pressure unit is comparable in value to 1 mbar (hPa) and is used for low pressure measurements of gas burners, and pneumatic valves for example. It is also used as a measure of stress of biological and textile material.

You will find the conversion value of 1 g/cm2 in other units below.

To convert another unit into g/cm2 please click on the relevant unit in the table below.

To convert many pressure values from or into Grams Force per Square Centimetre please use our online conversion calculator.

View the calculation for deriving g/cm2 from SI units and check the different ways of expressing g/cm2.

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## Conversion Factors

- 0.000980665 bar
- 0.0142233 psi
- 0.980665 mbar
- 98.0665 N/m²
- 98.0665 Pa
- 0.980665 hPa
- 0.0980665 kPa
- 0.0000980665 MPa
- 0.001 kg/cm²
- 10 mmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 1 cmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.01 mH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.393701 inH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.0328084 ftH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.735559 mmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0735559 cmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0289590 inHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.735559 Torr
- 735.559 mTorr
- 0.000967841 atm
- 0.001 at
- 980.665 dyn/cm²
- 0.227573 oz/in²
- 735.559 µHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.00000634971 tsi (uk, long)
- 0.00000711167 tsi (usa, short)
- 0.00102408 tsf (usa, short)
- 2.04816 psf
- 1 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 Gram per Square Centimetre (g/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 Square Centimetre = 0.01 m x 0.01 m = 0.0001 m²
- Acceleration = Standard Gravity = 9.80665 m/s²

#### Calculation

- 1 Gram Force = 0.001 kg x 9.80665 m/s² = 0.00980665 N
- 1 g/cm² Pressure = 0.00980665 N / 0.0001 m² = 98.0665 Pa

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## Alternate Descriptions

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

- Gram per Square Centimetre
- Gram Force per Square Centimetre
- Gram per Square Centimeter
- Gram Force per Square Centimeter
- Grammes per Square Centimetre
- Grammes Force per Square Centimetre
- Grammes per Square Centimeter
- Grammes Force per Square Centimeter
- Grams per Square Centimetre
- Grams Force per Square Centimetre
- Grams per Square Centimeter
- Grams Force per Square Centimeter
- g/cm²
- gf/cm²
- g/sq cm
- gf/sq cm
- g/cm^2
- gf/cm^2
- gm/cm²
- gmf/cm²
- gm/sq cm
- gmf/sq cm
- gm/cm^2
- gmf/cm^2
- gms/cm²
- gmsf/cm²
- gms/sq cm
- gmsf/sq cm
- gms/cm^2
- gmsf/cm^2

## Conversion Table

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

- psi » 1 to 2,000 g/cm² → 0.0142233 to 28.4467 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
- dyn/cm² – Dyne per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- ftH2O – Feet of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- g – Acceleration due to Gravity
- 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