# Mass Converter - Free Online Unit Converter

The Free Online Mass Converter helps you convert one measuring unit of mass into another measuring unit. You can convert between Kilogram, gram, milligram, microgram, carat, hundredweight, pound mass, slug, ton, and support many other conversions. Instantly convert one unit to all others.

## What do you mean by mass?

In simple words, the mass is how much matter an object contains. In physics,it is the quantitative measure of inertia. Inertia is the fundamental property that any matter contains. It is a resistance generated by the subject because of the force applied, resulting in a change in its speed or position.

That is why heavy things with a lot of mass are difficult to move.

In physics, many formulas to calculate the mass are given. But the most common one to measure the mass is

F= ma

m= F/a

Where,

m= mass

F = force

a = acceleration

Another formula to measure the mass is

m = ρ × v

Where,

m= mass

ρ = density

v = volume

## What is the unit to measure the mass?

The SI-derived unit kilogram is used to measure the mass.

However, the other units like Gram (g), Milligram (mg), Microgram (mu-g), Carat (metric)(ct), Hundredweight (long), Hundredweight (short), Pound mass (lbm), Pound mass (troy), Ounce mass (ozm), Ounce mass (troy), Slug, Ton (assay), Ton (long), Ton (short), Ton (metric), Tonne, etc., are also used to measure the mass.

1 gram (g) = 1000 miligram (mg)

1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 gram (g)

1 tonne (t) = 1000 kilogram (kg)

### Why is mass important?

When an object moves in space, it is affected by two factors, inertia and weight. The more mass that object has, the more it experiences both elements.

When an object is still positioned, it resists motion; the more mass it has, the more resistance it generates against the motion. But when some massive object starts moving, it's challenging to make it stop. That is due to the relation between mass and inertia. On the other hand, the gravitational force is directly proportional to the mass the object has. It's challenging to take the massive object into space, and because of the gravity and inertia, one of the New Millennium project goals is to make lightweight spacecraft.

### Difference between mass and weight

We live on earth, so we treat both of them in the same category. But we better understand the difference between them if we take the moon's residency. In reality, they both differ from each other.

The weight is defined as the force of gravity exerted on the object and is usually calculated as mass*gravity, w=mg. Therefore, it varies slightly from place to place.

However, if you can count the number of electrons, protons, and neutrons in an object, it is mass. That is why the mass is the constant property that remains the same, regardless of its location. For example, because of the gravitational force change, a satellite in space has the same mass, but its weight will differ.

If the object has a mass of one kg on earth, it would have the same mass on the moon. But its weight would be only one-sixth as much.

If I weigh 590 Newtons (N) on earth, it would be 90 Newtons (N) on mars, but my mass will remain the same.

#### Online conversion tool V/S Manual conversion, which one is better?

After the technological revolution, the most significant change that happened is that the machine replaces the human. And we brought the standards in our lives by moving from estimated calculations to proper and accurate calculations. Even though the machines are built and programmed by humans, therefore, they are preferred over humans because they give you accurate and correct results within no time.

The mass is measured in SI derived unit kilogram.

However, other measuring units are still used like gram (g), Milligram (mg), Microgram (mu-g), Carat (metric)(ct), Hundredweight (long), Hundredweight (short), Pound mass (lbm), Pound mass (troy), Ounce mass (ozm), Ounce mass (troy), Slug, Ton (assay), Ton (long), Ton (short), Ton (metric), Tonne, etc., to measure the mass.

Moreover, sometimes, you have to convert one measuring unit of mass into another measuring unit. Our online mass unit converter helps you a lot for accurate and precise conversion.

#### How to convert 5840 kilograms (kg) to tonne (t) using an online mass unit converter tool?

An online mass unit converter tool makes the conversion process easy. You can easily convert one measuring unit of the mass to another measuring unit within no time.

To do this, follow the below-mentioned steps.

• Open the Online Mass Unit Converter Tool.
• Enter the amount 5840 in the first column.
• In the second column, "Select from," select kilogram (kg) as a measuring unit from which you want to convert.
• In the third column, "Select to," select tonne (t) as a measuring unit in which you want to convert.
• Click on the "convert" button; the result will be 5.84 tonnes (t) within no time.

Therefore, 5840 kilogram (kg) = 5.84 tonnes (t).

Note: You will adopt the same conversion procedure between Kilogram (kg), gram (g), Milligram (mg), Microgram (mu-g), Carat (metric)(ct), Hundredweight (long), Hundredweight (short), Pound mass (lbm), Pound mass (troy), Ounce mass (ozm), Ounce mass (troy), Slug, Ton (assay), Ton (long), Ton (short), Ton (metric), Tonne.