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How to Convert Kilograms to Quarts

Since kilograms are a unit of mass and quarts 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 quarts 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 Quarts Formula

To convert a measurement in kilograms to quarts, 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 quart (kg/qt).

If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first divide 1.0567 by the density to convert to kg/qt.

For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:

quarts = kilograms × 1.0567 / density

Thus, the volume in quarts is equal to the weight in kilograms times 1.0567 divided by the density of the ingredient, substance, or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to quarts for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
quarts = 5 kg × 1.0567 / 0.7 g/mL = 7.5478 qt

When to Convert Kilograms to Quarts

Kilograms and quarts 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.[1] 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.[2]

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 Quarts 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 quarts of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.

Kilogram measurements converted to quarts for commonly used cooking and baking ingredients.
Weight in Kilograms: Volume in Quarts of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 kg 1.0567 qt 1.0259 qt 1.2008 qt 1.9975 qt 1.25 qt
2 kg 2.1134 qt 2.0518 qt 2.4016 qt 3.995 qt 2.5 qt
3 kg 3.1701 qt 3.0777 qt 3.6023 qt 5.9926 qt 3.75 qt
4 kg 4.2268 qt 4.1036 qt 4.8031 qt 7.9901 qt 5 qt
5 kg 5.2834 qt 5.1296 qt 6.0039 qt 9.9876 qt 6.25 qt
6 kg 6.3401 qt 6.1555 qt 7.2047 qt 11.99 qt 7.5 qt
7 kg 7.3968 qt 7.1814 qt 8.4055 qt 13.98 qt 8.75 qt
8 kg 8.4535 qt 8.2073 qt 9.6063 qt 15.98 qt 10 qt
9 kg 9.5102 qt 9.2332 qt 10.81 qt 17.98 qt 11.25 qt
10 kg 10.57 qt 10.26 qt 12.01 qt 19.98 qt 12.5 qt
11 kg 11.62 qt 11.29 qt 13.21 qt 21.97 qt 13.75 qt
12 kg 12.68 qt 12.31 qt 14.41 qt 23.97 qt 15 qt
13 kg 13.74 qt 13.34 qt 15.61 qt 25.97 qt 16.25 qt
14 kg 14.79 qt 14.36 qt 16.81 qt 27.97 qt 17.5 qt
15 kg 15.85 qt 15.39 qt 18.01 qt 29.96 qt 18.75 qt
16 kg 16.91 qt 16.41 qt 19.21 qt 31.96 qt 20 qt
17 kg 17.96 qt 17.44 qt 20.41 qt 33.96 qt 21.25 qt
18 kg 19.02 qt 18.47 qt 21.61 qt 35.96 qt 22.5 qt
19 kg 20.08 qt 19.49 qt 22.81 qt 37.95 qt 23.75 qt
20 kg 21.13 qt 20.52 qt 24.02 qt 39.95 qt 25 qt
21 kg 22.19 qt 21.54 qt 25.22 qt 41.95 qt 26.25 qt
22 kg 23.25 qt 22.57 qt 26.42 qt 43.95 qt 27.5 qt
23 kg 24.3 qt 23.6 qt 27.62 qt 45.94 qt 28.75 qt
24 kg 25.36 qt 24.62 qt 28.82 qt 47.94 qt 30 qt
25 kg 26.42 qt 25.65 qt 30.02 qt 49.94 qt 31.25 qt
26 kg 27.47 qt 26.67 qt 31.22 qt 51.94 qt 32.5 qt
27 kg 28.53 qt 27.7 qt 32.42 qt 53.93 qt 33.75 qt
28 kg 29.59 qt 28.73 qt 33.62 qt 55.93 qt 35 qt
29 kg 30.64 qt 29.75 qt 34.82 qt 57.93 qt 36.25 qt
30 kg 31.7 qt 30.78 qt 36.02 qt 59.93 qt 37.5 qt
31 kg 32.76 qt 31.8 qt 37.22 qt 61.92 qt 38.75 qt
32 kg 33.81 qt 32.83 qt 38.43 qt 63.92 qt 40 qt
33 kg 34.87 qt 33.86 qt 39.63 qt 65.92 qt 41.25 qt
34 kg 35.93 qt 34.88 qt 40.83 qt 67.92 qt 42.5 qt
35 kg 36.98 qt 35.91 qt 42.03 qt 69.91 qt 43.75 qt
36 kg 38.04 qt 36.93 qt 43.23 qt 71.91 qt 45 qt
37 kg 39.1 qt 37.96 qt 44.43 qt 73.91 qt 46.25 qt
38 kg 40.15 qt 38.98 qt 45.63 qt 75.91 qt 47.5 qt
39 kg 41.21 qt 40.01 qt 46.83 qt 77.9 qt 48.75 qt
40 kg 42.27 qt 41.04 qt 48.03 qt 79.9 qt 50 qt

What Is a Kilogram?

One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams, 2.204623 pounds, or 1/1,000 of a metric ton.

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 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[3] It is equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters, or milliliters, of water.

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 Quart?

The US liquid quart is a unit of fluid volume equal to one fourth of a gallon, two pints, or four cups.

The liquid quart should not be confused with the dry quart (US) or the imperial quart, which are different units. However, when someone refers to a volume in quarts, they typically mean the US liquid quart.

The quart is a US customary unit of volume. Quarts can be abbreviated as qt; for example, 1 quart can be written as 1 qt.

Learn more about quarts.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Culinary Measurement Tips, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/culinary-measurement-tips
  2. 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
  3. 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

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