What Does STP Stand For? 1

STP is the abbreviation for Standard Temperature and Pressure. The standard temperature is 273 K (0° Celsius) and the standard pressure is 1 atm pressure. If you perform calculations, it’s useful to know that one mole of gas occupies 22.4 L of volume (molar volume) at STP.

When Is STP Used?

You’ll encounter STP in chemistry and physics, when performing calculations involving gases, such as density.

STP is used when standard state conditions apply to calculations. You can recognize standard state conditions because they are denoted using the superscript circle. For example, ΔS° is the change in entropy at STP.

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