# Metric Kilotons to Kilograms Converter

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## Conversion Table

 metric kilotons to kilograms kt kg 1 kt 1000000 kg 2 kt 2000000 kg 3 kt 3000000 kg 4 kt 4000000 kg 5 kt 5000000 kg 6 kt 6000000 kg 7 kt 7000000 kg 8 kt 8000000 kg 9 kt 9000000 kg 10 kt 10000000 kg 11 kt 11000000 kg 12 kt 12000000 kg 13 kt 13000000 kg 14 kt 14000000 kg 15 kt 15000000 kg 16 kt 16000000 kg 17 kt 17000000 kg 18 kt 18000000 kg 19 kt 19000000 kg 20 kt 20000000 kg

## How to convert

1 metric kiloton (kt) = 1000000 kilogram (kg). Metric Kiloton (kt) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Kilogram (kg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## An Introduction to Metric Kilotons

Metric kilotons are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one million kilograms. They are also known as teragrams or teratonnes, and are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as asteroids, nuclear explosions, or earthquakes. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of metric kilotons.

## Definition of Metric Kilotons

A metric kiloton is a unit of mass equal to 10^6 (one million) kilograms. The symbol for metric kiloton is kt, and it is derived from the SI prefix “kilo”, meaning “thousand”. A metric kiloton is also equivalent to 1000000000 grams, 2204.622621 pounds or 5000000000 carats.

A metric kiloton is also used as a unit of energy equal to 4.184 terajoules (4.184 x 1012 J). This is based on the amount of energy released by one thousand tons of TNT exploding, which is approximately 4.184 gigajoules (4.184 x 109 J). This unit is also known as the TNT equivalent, and it is used to compare the energy of different explosions or impacts.

## History of Metric Kilotons

Metric kilotons were introduced as a multiplier in the metric system in 1795, along with other prefixes such as kilo, deca, deci and centi. The metric system was developed in France during the French Revolution, as a way to standardize and simplify measurements. The metric system was based on decimal fractions and powers of ten, unlike the previous systems that used arbitrary units and fractions.

The metric system was adopted by many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and became the official system of measurement for science and international trade. However, some countries such as the United States still use other systems such as the imperial or customary units.

Metric kilotons were also used as a unit of energy in the 20th century, especially after the development of nuclear weapons. The first nuclear bomb detonated in 1945 had an estimated yield of about 20 kt. Since then, many nuclear tests and explosions have been measured in kilotons or megatons (one million kilotons) of TNT equivalent.

## How to Convert Metric Kilotons

Metric kilotons can be easily converted to other units of mass or energy by multiplying or dividing by appropriate factors. For example, to convert metric kilotons to grams, we multiply by 1000000000; to convert metric kilotons to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000; to convert metric kilotons to joules, we multiply by 4184000000000.

## Where Metric Kilotons are Used

Metric kilotons are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as asteroids, nuclear explosions, or earthquakes. Here are some examples:

• In astronomy, metric kilotons are used for estimating the mass or kinetic energy of asteroids or meteoroids that impact the Earth or other planets. For example, the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013 had an estimated mass of about 10 kt and an estimated kinetic energy of about 500 kt.
• In military science, metric kilotons are used for measuring the yield or explosive power of nuclear weapons or conventional explosives. For example, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever tested was the Tsar Bomba, which had a yield of about 50000 kt.
• In seismology, metric kilotons are used for measuring the seismic energy or magnitude of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. For example, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake that triggered a massive tsunami in Japan had a seismic energy of about 480000 kt.

## Example Conversions of Metric Kilotons to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of metric kilotons to other units:

• To convert 2 kt to g, we multiply by 1000000000: 2 kt x 1000000000 = 2000000000 g
• To convert 5 kt to kg, we multiply by 1000000: 5 kt x 1000000 = 5000000 kg
• To convert 3 kt to lb, we multiply by 2204.622621: 3 kt x 2204.622621 = 6613.867863 lb
Metric Kilotons also can be marked as Kilotonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Kilograms: A Unit of Weight

A kilogram is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. One kilogram can also be written as kg or 1000 g.

## How to Convert Kilograms

To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit. For example, to convert kilograms to pounds, we need to know that one pound is equal to 0.45359237 kg. Therefore, one kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218 pounds.

Here are some common conversion factors for kilograms:

• 1 kg = 1000 g
• 1 kg = 2.2046226218 lb
• 1 kg = 35.27396195 oz
• 1 kg = 0.001 t
• 1 kg = 0.1574730444 st

To convert from other units of weight to kilograms, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert pounds to kilograms, we need to divide by 2.2046226218.

Kilograms also can be marked as kilogrammes in UK.

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