# Teragrams to Grams Converter

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## Conversion Table

 teragrams to grams Tg g 1 Tg 1000000000000 g 2 Tg 2000000000000 g 3 Tg 3000000000000 g 4 Tg 4000000000000 g 5 Tg 5000000000000 g 6 Tg 6000000000000 g 7 Tg 7000000000000 g 8 Tg 8000000000000 g 9 Tg 9000000000000 g 10 Tg 10000000000000 g 11 Tg 11000000000000 g 12 Tg 12000000000000 g 13 Tg 13000000000000 g 14 Tg 14000000000000 g 15 Tg 15000000000000 g 16 Tg 16000000000000 g 17 Tg 17000000000000 g 18 Tg 18000000000000 g 19 Tg 19000000000000 g 20 Tg 20000000000000 g

## How to convert

1 teragram (Tg) = 1E+12 gram (g). Teragram (Tg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Gram (g) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## An Introduction to Teragrams

Teragrams are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one trillion grams. They are also known as megatons or megatonnes, and are commonly used for measuring extremely large quantities of materials or substances, especially in relation to explosions or energy. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of teragrams.

## Definition of Teragrams

A teragram is a unit of mass equal to 10^12 (one trillion) grams. The symbol for teragram is Tg, and it is derived from the SI prefix “tera”, meaning “trillion”. A teragram is also equivalent to 1000000000 kilograms, 2204622622.001 pounds or 5000000000000 carats.

## History of Teragrams

Teragrams 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.

Teragrams are also known as megatons or megatonnes, which are derived from the word “mega”, meaning “million”. The megaton was originally defined as the energy released by one million tons of TNT exploding, but was later redefined as 1000 gigagrams or 4.184 exajoules. The megaton is not an SI unit, but it is accepted for use with SI units.

## How to Convert Teragrams

Teragrams can be easily converted to other units of mass by multiplying or dividing by powers of ten. For example, to convert teragrams to grams, we multiply by 1000000000000; to convert teragrams to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000000; to convert teragrams to milligrams, we multiply by 1000000000000000.

## Where Teragrams are Used

Teragrams are commonly used for measuring extremely large quantities of materials or substances, especially in relation to explosions or energy. Here are some examples:

• In nuclear physics, teragrams are used for measuring the mass-energy equivalence of nuclear reactions or weapons. For example, the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated, had an energy yield of about 50 megatons or 50 Tg.
• In geology, teragrams are used for measuring the mass of rocks or minerals. For example, the Chicxulub impactor, the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, had an estimated mass of about 1018 Tg.
• In astronomy, teragrams are used for measuring the mass of planets or moons. For example, the Earth has a mass of about 5.9722 x 1021 Tg.
• In ecology, teragrams are used for measuring the mass of biomass or carbon dioxide. For example, the global annual net primary production of plants is about 120 Tg.

## Example Conversions of Teragrams to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of teragrams to other units:

• To convert 2 Tg to g, we multiply by 1000000000000: 2 Tg x 1000000000000 = 2000000000000 g
• To convert 5 Tg to kg, we multiply by 1000000000: 5 Tg x 1000000000 = 5000000000 kg
• To convert 4 Tg to oz, we multiply by 35273962001.001: 4 Tg x 35273962001.001 = 141095848004.004 oz
• To convert 6 Tg to lb, we multiply by 2204622622.001: 6 Tg x 2204622622.001 = 13227735732.006 lb
Teragrams also can be marked as Teragrammes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Grams: A Unit of Weight

Grams are a unit of weight that are used in the International System of Units (SI), also known as the metric system. Grams are derived from the French word gramme, which was taken from the Late Latin term gramma, meaning a small weight. The symbol for gram is g.

## How to Convert Grams

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

• To convert grams to ounces, divide by 28.349523125. For example, 100 g = 100 / 28.349523125 = 3.527 oz.
• To convert grams to pounds, divide by 453.59237. For example, 500 g = 500 / 453.59237 = 1.102 lb.
• To convert grams to tons (short), divide by 907184.74. For example, 1000 g = 1000 / 907184.74 = 0.0011 ton.
• To convert grams to kilograms, divide by 1000. For example, 200 g = 200 / 1000 = 0.2 kg.
• To convert grams to milligrams, multiply by 1000. For example, 50 g = 50 x 1000 = 50000 mg.
• To convert grams to micrograms, multiply by 1000000. For example, 10 g = 10 x 1000000 = 10000000 µg.
Grams also can be marked as grammes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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