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  • converting Freon from pounds to ounce

    How do I calculate the amount of ounces of Freon in a pound?
    Is is the same as water 16 ounces in a pound
    Thanx in advance
    Last edited by dorysue; 08-07-2008, 12:44 PM.

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    Re: converting Freon from pounds to ounce

    Originally posted by dorysue
    How do I calculate the amount of ounces of Freon in a pound?
    Is is the same as water 16 ounces in a pound
    Thanx in advance
    Ounce has multiple meaning. As a unit of weight, the avoirdupois ounce is 1/16 of a pound, no matter what is being weighed. I am guessing that is the ounce you mean.

    Then the is the fluid ounce, used in measuring the volume of liquids. There are 16 fluid ounces per pint. 1 fl oz of water is NOT 1 av oz of water, although it fairly close.

    Then there is the troy ounce used in measuring gold and other precious metals. It is a different size than the av. oz., and there are 12 troy ounces in a troy pound.

    (and they say metric is hard )

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      Re: converting Freon from pounds to ounce

      JohnS is correct. There is a difference between fluid ounces and ounces [weight]. Here's an example

      Fresh water weighs approximately 8.33 pounds (108.29 ounces) per gallon (128 fluid ounces). If you divide 108.29 by 128 you find that fresh water weighs 0.84 ounces/fluid ounce.

      Sea water weighs approximately 8.6 pounds (137.6 ounces) per gallon (128 ounces). Using the same equation you discover that sea water weighs 1.075 ounces/fluid ounce.

      Apply that to freon which has a specific gravity of 1.21 in liquid form. This means it weighs 1.21 times more than water (which has a specific gravity of 1) within the same volume. So if we multiply 0.84 (the weight of fresh water/fluid ounce) by 1.21 you discover that 1 fluid ounce of freon weighs approximately 1 ounce.

      Hope this helps.

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      • #4
        Re: converting Freon from pounds to ounce

        Thanks you helped me a lot that is what i thought..

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