Pounds to Teaspoons Conversion Calculator
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1 lb ≈ 92 1/16 tsp
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How to Convert Pounds to Teaspoons
Since pounds are a unit of mass and teaspoons 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 pounds and teaspoons of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Pounds to Teaspoons Formula
To convert a measurement in pounds to teaspoons, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in pounds per teaspoon (lb/tsp).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first divide 92.0267 by the density to convert to lb/tsp.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the volume in teaspoons is equal to the weight in pounds times 92.0267 divided by the density of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Pounds to Teaspoons
Pounds and teaspoons 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.
For cooking and baking ingredients, you can get more specific results using our butter, flour, and sugar conversion calculators.
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 Teaspoons are in a Pound?
The actual volume of a pound will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many teaspoons of various wet and dry ingredients are in a pound.
|Weight in Pounds:||Volume in Teaspoons of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 lb||92.03 tsp||89.35 tsp||104.58 tsp||173.96 tsp||108.86 tsp|
|2 lb||184.05 tsp||178.69 tsp||209.15 tsp||347.93 tsp||217.72 tsp|
|3 lb||276.08 tsp||268.04 tsp||313.73 tsp||521.89 tsp||326.59 tsp|
|4 lb||368.11 tsp||357.39 tsp||418.3 tsp||695.85 tsp||435.45 tsp|
|5 lb||460.13 tsp||446.73 tsp||522.88 tsp||869.82 tsp||544.31 tsp|
|6 lb||552.16 tsp||536.08 tsp||627.45 tsp||1,044 tsp||653.17 tsp|
|7 lb||644.19 tsp||625.42 tsp||732.03 tsp||1,218 tsp||762.04 tsp|
|8 lb||736.21 tsp||714.77 tsp||836.61 tsp||1,392 tsp||870.9 tsp|
|9 lb||828.24 tsp||804.12 tsp||941.18 tsp||1,566 tsp||979.76 tsp|
|10 lb||920.27 tsp||893.46 tsp||1,046 tsp||1,740 tsp||1,089 tsp|
|11 lb||1,012 tsp||982.81 tsp||1,150 tsp||1,914 tsp||1,197 tsp|
|12 lb||1,104 tsp||1,072 tsp||1,255 tsp||2,088 tsp||1,306 tsp|
|13 lb||1,196 tsp||1,162 tsp||1,359 tsp||2,262 tsp||1,415 tsp|
|14 lb||1,288 tsp||1,251 tsp||1,464 tsp||2,435 tsp||1,524 tsp|
|15 lb||1,380 tsp||1,340 tsp||1,569 tsp||2,609 tsp||1,633 tsp|
|16 lb||1,472 tsp||1,430 tsp||1,673 tsp||2,783 tsp||1,742 tsp|
|17 lb||1,564 tsp||1,519 tsp||1,778 tsp||2,957 tsp||1,851 tsp|
|18 lb||1,656 tsp||1,608 tsp||1,882 tsp||3,131 tsp||1,960 tsp|
|19 lb||1,749 tsp||1,698 tsp||1,987 tsp||3,305 tsp||2,068 tsp|
|20 lb||1,841 tsp||1,787 tsp||2,092 tsp||3,479 tsp||2,177 tsp|
|21 lb||1,933 tsp||1,876 tsp||2,196 tsp||3,653 tsp||2,286 tsp|
|22 lb||2,025 tsp||1,966 tsp||2,301 tsp||3,827 tsp||2,395 tsp|
|23 lb||2,117 tsp||2,055 tsp||2,405 tsp||4,001 tsp||2,504 tsp|
|24 lb||2,209 tsp||2,144 tsp||2,510 tsp||4,175 tsp||2,613 tsp|
|25 lb||2,301 tsp||2,234 tsp||2,614 tsp||4,349 tsp||2,722 tsp|
|26 lb||2,393 tsp||2,323 tsp||2,719 tsp||4,523 tsp||2,830 tsp|
|27 lb||2,485 tsp||2,412 tsp||2,824 tsp||4,697 tsp||2,939 tsp|
|28 lb||2,577 tsp||2,502 tsp||2,928 tsp||4,871 tsp||3,048 tsp|
|29 lb||2,669 tsp||2,591 tsp||3,033 tsp||5,045 tsp||3,157 tsp|
|30 lb||2,761 tsp||2,680 tsp||3,137 tsp||5,219 tsp||3,266 tsp|
|31 lb||2,853 tsp||2,770 tsp||3,242 tsp||5,393 tsp||3,375 tsp|
|32 lb||2,945 tsp||2,859 tsp||3,346 tsp||5,567 tsp||3,484 tsp|
|33 lb||3,037 tsp||2,948 tsp||3,451 tsp||5,741 tsp||3,592 tsp|
|34 lb||3,129 tsp||3,038 tsp||3,556 tsp||5,915 tsp||3,701 tsp|
|35 lb||3,221 tsp||3,127 tsp||3,660 tsp||6,089 tsp||3,810 tsp|
|36 lb||3,313 tsp||3,216 tsp||3,765 tsp||6,263 tsp||3,919 tsp|
|37 lb||3,405 tsp||3,306 tsp||3,869 tsp||6,437 tsp||4,028 tsp|
|38 lb||3,497 tsp||3,395 tsp||3,974 tsp||6,611 tsp||4,137 tsp|
|39 lb||3,589 tsp||3,485 tsp||4,078 tsp||6,785 tsp||4,246 tsp|
|40 lb||3,681 tsp||3,574 tsp||4,183 tsp||6,959 tsp||4,354 tsp|
What is a Pound?
Pounds are a widely used unit of weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.
One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.
The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of mass. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb (plural lbs), and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbm or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbm, or 1 #, and 2 pounds can be written as 2 lbs.
A pound is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a pound 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 pound weighs 1 pound on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about pounds.
What is a Teaspoon?
The teaspoon is a unit of volume equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon or 1/6 of a fluid ounce. One teaspoon is equal to approximately 4.929 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one teaspoon is equal to exactly 5 milliliters.
The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.
Learn more about teaspoons.
- 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
- National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
- Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cooking Conversion Guide, https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/17165/file/P-01775.pdf
- 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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