# Micrograms to Picograms Converter

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## Conversion Table

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

## How to convert

1 microgram (mcg) = 1000000 picogram (pg). Microgram (mcg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Picogram (pg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## Definition of Micrograms

A microgram is a unit of mass or weight equal to one-millionth of a gram. It is part of the metric system, which is based on powers of ten. The symbol for microgram is μg according to the International System of Units (SI); the recommended symbol in the United States and United Kingdom when communicating medical information is mcg. One microgram is equivalent to 0.001 milligrams or 0.000000001 kilograms. It is also equal to 0.000015 grains, which is a unit of weight in the imperial system.

## How to Convert Micrograms

To convert micrograms to other units of weight, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. For example, to convert micrograms to milligrams, we divide by 1000; to convert micrograms to grams, we divide by 1,000,000; and to convert micrograms to kilograms, we divide by 1,000,000,000. Here are some examples of conversion factors for different units of weight:

• 1 microgram = 0.001 milligram
• 1 microgram = 0.000001 gram
• 1 microgram = 0.000000001 kilogram
• 1 microgram = 0.000000035 ounce
• 1 microgram = 0.000000002 pound
• 1 microgram = 0.000015 grain

## Where Micrograms are Used

Micrograms are very commonly used in scientific and medical fields where precision and accuracy are essential. For example, micrograms may be used to measure:

• The mass of tiny objects or substances, such as bacteria, viruses, DNA, hormones or pollutants.
• The dosage of some medications, such as steroids, anticoagulants or chemotherapy drugs.
• The concentration of some nutrients or toxins in food, water or air.

Micrograms may also be used in different countries for different applications. For example, in China, micrograms are used to measure the weight of silk; in India, micrograms are used to measure the weight of spices; and in Switzerland, micrograms are used to measure the weight of gold.

## History of Micrograms

The origin of micrograms can be traced back to the development of the metric system in France in the late 18th century. The metric system was designed to simplify and standardize the measurement of length, area, volume and mass by using decimal units based on the meter and the kilogram. The gram was defined as one-thousandth of a kilogram, and the microgram was defined as one-millionth of a gram.

The metric system was adopted by many countries around the world over the next two centuries, but it also faced some resistance and opposition from those who preferred the traditional units of measurement. In some cases, the metric system was modified or adapted to suit local needs and preferences. For example, in Germany, the metric system was officially adopted in 1872, but some old units such as pfund (pound) and zentner (hundredweight) are still used today.

The International System of Units (SI) was established in 1960 as a modern version of the metric system that is based on seven base units: meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole and candela. The SI also defines several derived units that are combinations of the base units, such as newton, joule and watt. The SI is recognized as the global standard for measurement and is used by most countries and international organizations today.

## Example Conversions of Micrograms to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert micrograms to other units of weight using the conversion factors mentioned above:

• 2 micrograms = 0.002 milligrams
• 5 micrograms = 0.000005 grams
• 10 micrograms = 0.00000001 kilograms
• 15 micrograms = 0.00000053 ounces
• 20 micrograms = 0.00000004 pounds
• 25 micrograms = 0.00039 grains
Micrograms also can be marked as Microgrammes or µg (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Picograms: A Unit of Weight

Picograms are a unit of weight that are used for measuring extremely small masses, such as atoms, molecules, and particles. Picograms are also known as billionths of a gram. The symbol for picogram is pg.

## Definition of the Picogram

The picogram is defined as one billionth of a gram, which is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). The picogram is also equal to one thousandth of a nanogram or one millionth of a microgram.

The picogram is equal to about 2.2×10-15 pounds or 1.54×10-11 grains. The picogram is also equal to about 6.02×10-17 atomic mass units or 1.66×10-27 kilograms.

## How to Convert Picograms

Picograms can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert picograms to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

• To convert picograms to pounds, multiply by 2.2×10-15. For example, 10 pg = 10 x 2.2×10-15 = 2.2×10-14 lb.
• To convert picograms to grains, multiply by 1.54×10-11. For example, 5 pg = 5 x 1.54×10-11 = 7.7×10-11 gr.
• To convert picograms to tonnes, multiply by 1×10-15. For example, 20 pg = 20 x 1×10-15 = 2×10-14 t.
• To convert picograms to kilograms, multiply by 1×10-12. For example, 15 pg = 15 x 1×10-12 = 1.5×10-11 kg.
• To convert picograms to grams, multiply by 1×10-9. For example, 25 pg = 25 x 1×10-9 = 2.5×10-8 g.
• To convert picograms to milligrams, multiply by 0.000001. For example, 30 pg = 30 x 0.000001 = 0.00003 mg.

## Where Picograms are Used

Picograms are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where picograms are used:

• In the fields of physics, chemistry, and microbiology, picograms are used for measuring weight, especially for atoms, molecules, and particles.
• In the fields of medicine and pharmacology, picograms are used for measuring weight, especially for drugs, hormones, and biomarkers.
• In the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology, picograms are used for measuring weight, especially for nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanodevices.
• In the fields of environmental science and toxicology, picograms are used for measuring weight, especially for pollutants, contaminants, and toxins.

## History of Picograms

Picograms have a relatively recent history that dates back to the late 20th century. Here are some highlights of the history of picograms:

• The picogram was derived from the gram, which was originally defined as the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density of four degrees Celsius in the late 18th century.
• The picogram was part of the metric system that was introduced in France in the late 18th century as a decimal-based system of measurement that was designed to replace the traditional units that varied from region to region.
• The picogram was adopted by many countries around the world as part of the International System of Units (SI) that was established in the mid 20th century as a universal system of measurement that was based on seven base units and several derived units.
• The picogram was also referred to as the billionth of a gram or the millimicrogram in some countries and contexts to emphasize its extremely small size.

## Example Conversions of Picograms to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of picograms to other units of weight:

• 1 pg = 2.2×10-15 lb
• 1 pg = 1.54×10-11 gr
• 1 pg = 1×10-15 t
• 1 pg = 1×10-12 kg
• 1 pg = 1×10-9 g
• 1 pg = 0.000001 mg
• 1 pg = 1.66×10-27 kN
• 1 pg = 3.53×10-17 oz
Picograms also can be marked as Picogrammes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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