Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Kilogram

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6665

\- gram\ n [F kilogramme, fr. kilo + gramme gram] (1797) (kg) One of the basic units of SI, the mass of a particular platinum cylinder kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Paris. One avoirdupois pound = 0.4535924 kg. (CRC handbook of chemistry and physics. Lide DR (ed). CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2004 Version).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA