A slice of whole-grain bread weighs about 1 ounce. Each slice includes approximately 16 grams of whole-wheat flour and 12 grams of other ingredients. By definition, 1 ounce is 28.50 grams. With American coins, 11 pennies, six nickels, 12 dimes or five quarters all weigh approximately 1 ounce.Continue Reading
The U.S. weights and measures relate to the British imperial system that dates to the Romans and Anglo Saxons. However, before adopting the metric system, Great Britain redefined many of the units in 1824, while the United States retained the more traditional measurements. Among these measures was the ounce, which was 1/16 pound.
Until the early 1900s, the United States did little to set a standard for measures. Different regions developed different standards, which hindered trade between the states. In 1905, the National Bureau of Standards called for a meeting to discuss the differences. In 1915, the Bureau published its first model standards.
Jewelers weigh gold and other precious metals using the troy ounce. The troy ounce is 30.10 grams or slightly more than the standard ounce. The use of the term "ounce" in both weight and volume can cause confusion. The fluid ounce is 1/16 of a pint. When measuring water, both ounces are approximately the same. However, with other liquids, the density affects the weight of the fluid ounce.Learn more about Measurements
To read an ounce conversion chart, find the number of ounces you wish to convert in the left hand column and find the corresponding unit of measurement in the next column of the same row. Some ounce conversion charts display more than one different unit of measurement.Full Answer >
One gram is equal to 0.0353 of an ounce. One ounce is a larger unit of measurement than 1 gram, and as such, only a fraction of an ounce is in a gram. Conversely, one ounce is equal to 28.35 grams.Full Answer >
One fluid ounce is equal to 1/8 of a cup or 2 tablespoons. There are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon. One fluid ounce is also equal to 25 milliliters.Full Answer >
The typical empty soda can weighs approximately 15 grams or a half ounce. As of 2014, the weight of aluminum cans has decreased over the past few decades.Full Answer >