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Question from ed:

How do I convert milliliters(powder form) to grams?

Hi Ed,

The conversion factor depends on the density of the powdered material you are considering. On the SImetric site in the UK there is a a table of densities of dry materials that illustrates the range of possibilities. The units in their table are kilograms per cubic metre but if you divide their density by 1000 you obtain its value in grams per cubic centimeter. Since a cubic centimeter is a milliliter these are the numbers you want. So, for example, from their table

material density in g/ml
powdered sugar 0.801
baking powder 0.721
wheat flour 0.593
powdered carbon 0.080

Harley Weston

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