Ounces to Pints Conversion Calculator

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How to Convert Ounces to Pints

Since ounces 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 ounces 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.

Ounces to Pints Formula

To convert a measurement in ounces 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 ounces per pint (oz/pt).

If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first multiply the density by 16.6908 to convert to oz/pt.

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

pints = ounces / 16.6908 × density

Thus, the volume in pints is equal to the weight in ounces divided by 16.6908 times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient, substance, or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 ounces to pints for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
pints = 5 oz / 16.6908 × 0.7 g/mL = 0.428 pt

This formula is for converting ounces in weight, if you're trying to convert a volume measurement in fluid ounces, try our fluid ounces to pints calculator.

When to Convert Ounces to Pints

Ounces 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.[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]

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is an Ounce?

One ounce is a unit of mass/weight equal to 1/16 of a pound or 28.349523 grams. The common ounce should not be confused with the troy ounce, which is equal to 1/12 of a troy pound.[3]

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of mass. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz; for example, 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.

An ounce is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, an ounce 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 ounce weighs 1 ounce on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.

Learn more about ounces.

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.

Ounce to Pint Conversion Table

Ounce measurements converted to pints for commonly used cooking and baking ingredients.
Weight in Ounces: Volume in Pints of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 oz 0.059913 pt 0.058168 pt 0.068083 pt 0.113257 pt 0.070874 pt
2 oz 0.119826 pt 0.116336 pt 0.136166 pt 0.226515 pt 0.141748 pt
3 oz 0.17974 pt 0.174505 pt 0.20425 pt 0.339772 pt 0.212621 pt
4 oz 0.239653 pt 0.232673 pt 0.272333 pt 0.45303 pt 0.283495 pt
5 oz 0.299566 pt 0.290841 pt 0.340416 pt 0.566287 pt 0.354369 pt
6 oz 0.359479 pt 0.349009 pt 0.408499 pt 0.679545 pt 0.425243 pt
7 oz 0.419392 pt 0.407177 pt 0.476582 pt 0.792802 pt 0.496117 pt
8 oz 0.479306 pt 0.465345 pt 0.544666 pt 0.90606 pt 0.56699 pt
9 oz 0.539219 pt 0.523514 pt 0.612749 pt 1.0193 pt 0.637864 pt
10 oz 0.599132 pt 0.581682 pt 0.680832 pt 1.1326 pt 0.708738 pt
11 oz 0.659045 pt 0.63985 pt 0.748915 pt 1.2458 pt 0.779612 pt
12 oz 0.718959 pt 0.698018 pt 0.816998 pt 1.3591 pt 0.850486 pt
13 oz 0.778872 pt 0.756186 pt 0.885082 pt 1.4723 pt 0.921359 pt
14 oz 0.838785 pt 0.814354 pt 0.953165 pt 1.5856 pt 0.992233 pt
15 oz 0.898698 pt 0.872523 pt 1.0212 pt 1.6989 pt 1.0631 pt
16 oz 0.958611 pt 0.930691 pt 1.0893 pt 1.8121 pt 1.134 pt
17 oz 1.0185 pt 0.988859 pt 1.1574 pt 1.9254 pt 1.2049 pt
18 oz 1.0784 pt 1.047 pt 1.2255 pt 2.0386 pt 1.2757 pt
19 oz 1.1384 pt 1.1052 pt 1.2936 pt 2.1519 pt 1.3466 pt
20 oz 1.1983 pt 1.1634 pt 1.3617 pt 2.2652 pt 1.4175 pt
21 oz 1.2582 pt 1.2215 pt 1.4297 pt 2.3784 pt 1.4884 pt
22 oz 1.3181 pt 1.2797 pt 1.4978 pt 2.4917 pt 1.5592 pt
23 oz 1.378 pt 1.3379 pt 1.5659 pt 2.6049 pt 1.6301 pt
24 oz 1.4379 pt 1.396 pt 1.634 pt 2.7182 pt 1.701 pt
25 oz 1.4978 pt 1.4542 pt 1.7021 pt 2.8314 pt 1.7718 pt
26 oz 1.5577 pt 1.5124 pt 1.7702 pt 2.9447 pt 1.8427 pt
27 oz 1.6177 pt 1.5705 pt 1.8382 pt 3.058 pt 1.9136 pt
28 oz 1.6776 pt 1.6287 pt 1.9063 pt 3.1712 pt 1.9845 pt
29 oz 1.7375 pt 1.6869 pt 1.9744 pt 3.2845 pt 2.0553 pt
30 oz 1.7974 pt 1.745 pt 2.0425 pt 3.3977 pt 2.1262 pt
31 oz 1.8573 pt 1.8032 pt 2.1106 pt 3.511 pt 2.1971 pt
32 oz 1.9172 pt 1.8614 pt 2.1787 pt 3.6242 pt 2.268 pt
33 oz 1.9771 pt 1.9196 pt 2.2467 pt 3.7375 pt 2.3388 pt
34 oz 2.037 pt 1.9777 pt 2.3148 pt 3.8508 pt 2.4097 pt
35 oz 2.097 pt 2.0359 pt 2.3829 pt 3.964 pt 2.4806 pt
36 oz 2.1569 pt 2.0941 pt 2.451 pt 4.0773 pt 2.5515 pt
37 oz 2.2168 pt 2.1522 pt 2.5191 pt 4.1905 pt 2.6223 pt
38 oz 2.2767 pt 2.2104 pt 2.5872 pt 4.3038 pt 2.6932 pt
39 oz 2.3366 pt 2.2686 pt 2.6552 pt 4.417 pt 2.7641 pt
40 oz 2.3965 pt 2.3267 pt 2.7233 pt 4.5303 pt 2.835 pt

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. James Bucki, Troy Ounce vs. Ounce, The Spruce, https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/troy-ounce-vs-ounce-4588158

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