Kilograms to Tablespoons Conversion Calculator
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1 kg ≈ 67 2/3 tbsp
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How to Convert Kilograms to Tablespoons
Since kilograms are a unit of mass and tablespoons 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 tablespoons 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 Tablespoons Formula
To convert a measurement in kilograms to tablespoons, 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 tablespoon (kg/tbsp).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first divide 67.628 by the density to convert to kg/tbsp.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the volume in tablespoons is equal to the weight in kilograms times 67.628 divided by the density of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Kilograms to Tablespoons
Kilograms and tablespoons 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 Tablespoons 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 tablespoons of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.
|Weight in Kilograms:||Volume in Tablespoons of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 kg||67.63 tbsp||65.66 tbsp||76.85 tbsp||127.84 tbsp||80 tbsp|
|2 kg||135.26 tbsp||131.32 tbsp||153.7 tbsp||255.68 tbsp||160 tbsp|
|3 kg||202.88 tbsp||196.97 tbsp||230.55 tbsp||383.52 tbsp||240 tbsp|
|4 kg||270.51 tbsp||262.63 tbsp||307.4 tbsp||511.37 tbsp||320 tbsp|
|5 kg||338.14 tbsp||328.29 tbsp||384.25 tbsp||639.21 tbsp||400 tbsp|
|6 kg||405.77 tbsp||393.95 tbsp||461.1 tbsp||767.05 tbsp||480 tbsp|
|7 kg||473.4 tbsp||459.61 tbsp||537.95 tbsp||894.89 tbsp||560 tbsp|
|8 kg||541.02 tbsp||525.27 tbsp||614.8 tbsp||1,023 tbsp||640 tbsp|
|9 kg||608.65 tbsp||590.92 tbsp||691.65 tbsp||1,151 tbsp||720 tbsp|
|10 kg||676.28 tbsp||656.58 tbsp||768.5 tbsp||1,278 tbsp||800 tbsp|
|11 kg||743.91 tbsp||722.24 tbsp||845.35 tbsp||1,406 tbsp||880 tbsp|
|12 kg||811.54 tbsp||787.9 tbsp||922.2 tbsp||1,534 tbsp||960 tbsp|
|13 kg||879.16 tbsp||853.56 tbsp||999 tbsp||1,662 tbsp||1,040 tbsp|
|14 kg||946.79 tbsp||919.22 tbsp||1,076 tbsp||1,790 tbsp||1,120 tbsp|
|15 kg||1,014 tbsp||984.87 tbsp||1,153 tbsp||1,918 tbsp||1,200 tbsp|
|16 kg||1,082 tbsp||1,051 tbsp||1,230 tbsp||2,045 tbsp||1,280 tbsp|
|17 kg||1,150 tbsp||1,116 tbsp||1,306 tbsp||2,173 tbsp||1,360 tbsp|
|18 kg||1,217 tbsp||1,182 tbsp||1,383 tbsp||2,301 tbsp||1,440 tbsp|
|19 kg||1,285 tbsp||1,248 tbsp||1,460 tbsp||2,429 tbsp||1,520 tbsp|
|20 kg||1,353 tbsp||1,313 tbsp||1,537 tbsp||2,557 tbsp||1,600 tbsp|
|21 kg||1,420 tbsp||1,379 tbsp||1,614 tbsp||2,685 tbsp||1,680 tbsp|
|22 kg||1,488 tbsp||1,444 tbsp||1,691 tbsp||2,813 tbsp||1,760 tbsp|
|23 kg||1,555 tbsp||1,510 tbsp||1,768 tbsp||2,940 tbsp||1,840 tbsp|
|24 kg||1,623 tbsp||1,576 tbsp||1,844 tbsp||3,068 tbsp||1,920 tbsp|
|25 kg||1,691 tbsp||1,641 tbsp||1,921 tbsp||3,196 tbsp||2,000 tbsp|
|26 kg||1,758 tbsp||1,707 tbsp||1,998 tbsp||3,324 tbsp||2,080 tbsp|
|27 kg||1,826 tbsp||1,773 tbsp||2,075 tbsp||3,452 tbsp||2,160 tbsp|
|28 kg||1,894 tbsp||1,838 tbsp||2,152 tbsp||3,580 tbsp||2,240 tbsp|
|29 kg||1,961 tbsp||1,904 tbsp||2,229 tbsp||3,707 tbsp||2,320 tbsp|
|30 kg||2,029 tbsp||1,970 tbsp||2,306 tbsp||3,835 tbsp||2,400 tbsp|
|31 kg||2,096 tbsp||2,035 tbsp||2,382 tbsp||3,963 tbsp||2,480 tbsp|
|32 kg||2,164 tbsp||2,101 tbsp||2,459 tbsp||4,091 tbsp||2,560 tbsp|
|33 kg||2,232 tbsp||2,167 tbsp||2,536 tbsp||4,219 tbsp||2,640 tbsp|
|34 kg||2,299 tbsp||2,232 tbsp||2,613 tbsp||4,347 tbsp||2,720 tbsp|
|35 kg||2,367 tbsp||2,298 tbsp||2,690 tbsp||4,474 tbsp||2,800 tbsp|
|36 kg||2,435 tbsp||2,364 tbsp||2,767 tbsp||4,602 tbsp||2,880 tbsp|
|37 kg||2,502 tbsp||2,429 tbsp||2,843 tbsp||4,730 tbsp||2,960 tbsp|
|38 kg||2,570 tbsp||2,495 tbsp||2,920 tbsp||4,858 tbsp||3,040 tbsp|
|39 kg||2,637 tbsp||2,561 tbsp||2,997 tbsp||4,986 tbsp||3,120 tbsp|
|40 kg||2,705 tbsp||2,626 tbsp||3,074 tbsp||5,114 tbsp||3,200 tbsp|
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. It is equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters 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 Tablespoon?
The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce. One tablespoon is equal to 14.7868 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is rounded to 15 milliliters.
The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.
Learn more about tablespoons.
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
- 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
- Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
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