Kilograms to Pints Conversion Calculator
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How to Convert Kilograms to Pints
Since kilograms are a unit of mass and pints are a unit of volume, which are different physical quantities, we need to know one more physical quantity of the ingredient or substance to convert between them. In this case, we need to account for the density of the substance whenever we do a conversion.
Therefore, to convert between kilograms and pints of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Kilograms to Pints Formula
To convert a measurement in kilograms to pints, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in kilograms per pint (kg/pt).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first divide 2.1134 by the density to convert to kg/pt.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
pints = kilograms × 2.1134 / density
Thus, the volume in pints is equal to the weight in kilograms times 2.1134 divided by the density of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Kilograms to Pints
Kilograms and pints are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.
For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction and clumping.
The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.
Another useful application of weight and volume conversions is chemistry. When performing chemical reactions by combining separate chemicals to produce a new chemical, one must know the exact amount of each chemical to add in order to maximize the yield of the reaction.
It is common to mix powdered chemicals with liquid, or aqueous, chemicals, and this is where it becomes very useful to convert between weights and volumes.
A third application of weight and volume conversions is when shipping freight when calculating the volumetric weight for cargo and packages. Trucks, ships, and airplanes are limited in the amount of weight or volume they can transport, so if one of those quantities is known, but the limitation is on the other, then it becomes necessary to convert between the two so as not to overload the shipping vehicle.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
How Many Pints Are in a Kilogram?
The actual volume of a kilogram will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many pints of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.
|Weight in Kilograms:||Volume in Pints of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 kg||2.1134 pt||2.0518 pt||2.4016 pt||3.995 pt||2.5 pt|
|2 kg||4.2268 pt||4.1036 pt||4.8031 pt||7.9901 pt||5 pt|
|3 kg||6.3401 pt||6.1555 pt||7.2047 pt||11.99 pt||7.5 pt|
|4 kg||8.4535 pt||8.2073 pt||9.6063 pt||15.98 pt||10 pt|
|5 kg||10.57 pt||10.26 pt||12.01 pt||19.98 pt||12.5 pt|
|6 kg||12.68 pt||12.31 pt||14.41 pt||23.97 pt||15 pt|
|7 kg||14.79 pt||14.36 pt||16.81 pt||27.97 pt||17.5 pt|
|8 kg||16.91 pt||16.41 pt||19.21 pt||31.96 pt||20 pt|
|9 kg||19.02 pt||18.47 pt||21.61 pt||35.96 pt||22.5 pt|
|10 kg||21.13 pt||20.52 pt||24.02 pt||39.95 pt||25 pt|
|11 kg||23.25 pt||22.57 pt||26.42 pt||43.95 pt||27.5 pt|
|12 kg||25.36 pt||24.62 pt||28.82 pt||47.94 pt||30 pt|
|13 kg||27.47 pt||26.67 pt||31.22 pt||51.94 pt||32.5 pt|
|14 kg||29.59 pt||28.73 pt||33.62 pt||55.93 pt||35 pt|
|15 kg||31.7 pt||30.78 pt||36.02 pt||59.93 pt||37.5 pt|
|16 kg||33.81 pt||32.83 pt||38.43 pt||63.92 pt||40 pt|
|17 kg||35.93 pt||34.88 pt||40.83 pt||67.92 pt||42.5 pt|
|18 kg||38.04 pt||36.93 pt||43.23 pt||71.91 pt||45 pt|
|19 kg||40.15 pt||38.98 pt||45.63 pt||75.91 pt||47.5 pt|
|20 kg||42.27 pt||41.04 pt||48.03 pt||79.9 pt||50 pt|
|21 kg||44.38 pt||43.09 pt||50.43 pt||83.9 pt||52.5 pt|
|22 kg||46.49 pt||45.14 pt||52.83 pt||87.89 pt||55 pt|
|23 kg||48.61 pt||47.19 pt||55.24 pt||91.89 pt||57.5 pt|
|24 kg||50.72 pt||49.24 pt||57.64 pt||95.88 pt||60 pt|
|25 kg||52.83 pt||51.3 pt||60.04 pt||99.88 pt||62.5 pt|
|26 kg||54.95 pt||53.35 pt||62.44 pt||103.87 pt||65 pt|
|27 kg||57.06 pt||55.4 pt||64.84 pt||107.87 pt||67.5 pt|
|28 kg||59.17 pt||57.45 pt||67.24 pt||111.86 pt||70 pt|
|29 kg||61.29 pt||59.5 pt||69.65 pt||115.86 pt||72.5 pt|
|30 kg||63.4 pt||61.55 pt||72.05 pt||119.85 pt||75 pt|
|31 kg||65.51 pt||63.61 pt||74.45 pt||123.85 pt||77.5 pt|
|32 kg||67.63 pt||65.66 pt||76.85 pt||127.84 pt||80 pt|
|33 kg||69.74 pt||67.71 pt||79.25 pt||131.84 pt||82.5 pt|
|34 kg||71.85 pt||69.76 pt||81.65 pt||135.83 pt||85 pt|
|35 kg||73.97 pt||71.81 pt||84.05 pt||139.83 pt||87.5 pt|
|36 kg||76.08 pt||73.87 pt||86.46 pt||143.82 pt||90 pt|
|37 kg||78.19 pt||75.92 pt||88.86 pt||147.82 pt||92.5 pt|
|38 kg||80.31 pt||77.97 pt||91.26 pt||151.81 pt||95 pt|
|39 kg||82.42 pt||80.02 pt||93.66 pt||155.81 pt||97.5 pt|
|40 kg||84.54 pt||82.07 pt||96.06 pt||159.8 pt||100 pt|
What Is a Kilogram?
The formal definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.
The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for mass and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.
A kilogram is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a kilogram is a measure of mass, and weight is actually a measure of force, the two are equivalent as long as we are performing our calculations on Earth.
For example, an object with a mass of 1 kilogram weighs 1 kilogram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about kilograms.
What Is a Pint?
The US liquid pint is a unit of fluid volume equal to one-eighth of a gallon, one-half of a quart, or two cups. The liquid pint should not be confused with the dry pint (US) or the imperial pint, which are different units.
The pint is a US customary unit of volume. Pints can be abbreviated as pt; for example, 1 pint can be written as 1 pt.
Learn more about pints.
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Culinary Measurement Tips, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/culinary-measurement-tips
- CK-12 Foundation, Introductory Chemistry (CK-12) - 12.6: Mass-Volume Stoichiometry, https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_Chemistry/Introductory_Chemistry_(CK-12)/12%3A_Stoichiometry/12.06%3A_Mass-Volume_Stoichiometry
- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf