# Ounces to Kilograms Converter

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## Conversion Table

 ounces to kilograms oz kg 1 oz 0.0283 kg 2 oz 0.0567 kg 3 oz 0.085 kg 4 oz 0.1134 kg 5 oz 0.1417 kg 6 oz 0.1701 kg 7 oz 0.1984 kg 8 oz 0.2268 kg 9 oz 0.2551 kg 10 oz 0.2835 kg 11 oz 0.3118 kg 12 oz 0.3402 kg 13 oz 0.3685 kg 14 oz 0.3969 kg 15 oz 0.4252 kg 16 oz 0.4536 kg 17 oz 0.4819 kg 18 oz 0.5103 kg 19 oz 0.5386 kg 20 oz 0.567 kg

## How to convert

1 ounce (oz) = 0.028349523 kilogram (kg). Ounce (oz) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Kilogram (kg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## Definition of the Ounce

The ounce is defined differently in different systems of measurement. The most common ounce is the international avoirdupois ounce, which is equal to 28.349523125 grams or 437.5 grains. This is the ounce that is used for most purposes, such as measuring food, postal items, fabric, paper and boxing gloves. The avoirdupois ounce is one-sixteenth of an avoirdupois pound, which is defined as 7000 grains.

Another ounce is the international troy ounce, which is equal to 31.1034768 grams or 480 grains. This is the ounce that is used for measuring precious metals and gems, such as gold, silver, platinum and diamonds. The troy ounce is one-twelfth of a troy pound, which is defined as 5760 grains.

A third ounce is the apothecaries’ ounce, which is also equal to 480 grains, but it is divided into eight drams instead of twelve pennyweights like the troy ounce. The apothecaries’ ounce is used for measuring medicines and drugs.

There are also other historical or regional ounces that have different values, such as the Spanish ounce, the French ounce, the Portuguese ounce, the Roman/Italian ounce, the Dutch metric ounce and the Chinese metric ounce.

## How to Convert Ounces

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

• To convert ounces to pounds, divide by 16. For example, 32 oz = 32/16 = 2 lb.
• To convert ounces to tons (short), divide by 32000. For example, 64000 oz = 64000/32000 = 2 tons.
• To convert ounces to grams, multiply by 28.349523125. For example, 4 oz = 4 x 28.349523125 = 113.3980925 g.
• To convert ounces to kilograms, multiply by 0.028349523125. For example, 8 oz = 8 x 0.028349523125 = 0.226796185 kg.
• To convert ounces to milligrams, multiply by 28349.523125. For example, 2 oz = 2 x 28349.523125 = 56699.04625 mg.
• To convert ounces to micrograms, multiply by 28349523.125. For example, 1 oz = 1 x 28349523.125 = 28349523.125 µg.

## Where Ounces are Used

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

• In the United States, ounces are used for measuring packaged foods and food portions, postal items, areal density of fabric and paper, boxing gloves and firearms.
• In the United Kingdom, ounces are used for measuring food portions and ingredients, woolen cloth and gold bullion.
• In Canada, ounces are used for measuring food portions and ingredients, precious metals and gems and liquor bottles.
• In Australia and New Zealand, ounces are used for measuring food portions and ingredients, precious metals and gems and baby weights.
• In China, ounces are used for measuring tea leaves and pearls.
• In India, ounces are used for measuring gold ornaments and silk fabrics.

## History of Ounces

Ounces have a long history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some highlights of the history of ounces:

• The uncia was an ancient Roman unit of measurement that was one-twelfth of a Roman pound or libra. It was also used as a unit of volume and area.
• The uncia was borrowed into Old English as ynsan or yndsan from a Vulgar Latin form with ts for c before i (palatalization). This became inch in modern English.
• The uncia was also borrowed into Middle English through Anglo-Norman and Middle French as unce, once or ounce. This became ounce in modern English.
• The ounce was divided into different fractions and multiples, such as the dram, the pennyweight, the scruple and the mark.
• The ounce was used in different systems of measurement, such as the imperial system, the US customary system, the troy system and the apothecaries’ system.
• The ounce was standardized by international agreements, such as the international yard and pound agreement of 1959 and the international troy ounce agreement of 1958.

## Example Conversions of Ounces to Other Units

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

• 1 oz = 0.0625 lb
• 1 oz = 0.00003125 ton
• 1 oz = 28.349523125 g
• 1 oz = 0.028349523125 kg
• 1 oz = 28349.523125 mg
• 1 oz = 28349523.125 µg
• 1 oz = 0.911458333 troy oz
• 1 oz = 0.911458333 apothecaries’ oz
• 1 oz = 1.041666667 Spanish oz
• 1 oz = 0.927272727 French oz

## Definition of the Kilogram

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.

## History of the Kilogram

The kilogram was originally defined in 1795 during the French Revolution as the mass of one litre of water at 4 °C, which was determined to be 18841 grains. In 1799, the Kilogramme des Archives, a platinum artifact, replaced it as the standard of weight. In 1889, the IPK became the new standard of the unit of weight for the metric system and remained so for 130 years, until the current definition was adopted in 2019.

The kilogram, as well as other metric units of weight, such as the gram and the tonne, were introduced in the 19th century as part of the decimal system of measurement that aimed to simplify and unify the units used in science and commerce. The kilogram was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.

## 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.

## Where Kilograms are Used

The kilogram is a unit of weight that is widely used to measure the weight of objects and substances such as food, clothes, animals, metals and chemicals. For example, an adult human body has an average weight of about 62 kg.

The kilogram is also used to measure the weight of some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. For example, one newton (N) is equal to one kilogram times one meter per second squared (kg x m/s2).

## Example Conversions of Kilograms to Other Units

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

• 2 kg = 2 x 1000 g = 2000 g
• 3 kg = 3 x 2.2046226218 lb = 6.6138678654 lb
• 4 kg = 4 x 35.27396195 oz = 141.0958478 oz
• 5 kg = 5 x 0.001 t = 0.005 t
• 6 kg = 6 x 0.1574730444 st = 0.9448382664 st

## Conclusion

The 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 IPK, a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored in France. The kilogram is widely used to measure the weight of objects and substances such as food, clothes, animals, metals and chemicals, as well as some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit.

Kilograms also can be marked as kilogrammes in UK.

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