**Definitions:**

**Atomic Mass Unit** (abbreviations: **amu, or u**): also known as dalton (symbol: Da), is a standard unit of mass that used on an atomic or molecular scale (atomic mass). One unified atomic mass unit is about the mass of one nucleon (either a single proton or neutron) and equivalent to 1 g/mol.

**Kilopound** (abbreviation: **kips**): is a unit of force, equivalent to 1000 pounds (lb) which is used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

## How to Convert Atomic Mass Units to Kilopounds

*Example: How many kilopounds are equivalent to 78.9 atomic mass units?*

As;

1 atomic mass units = 3.6597330342796E-30 kilopounds

78.9 atomic mass units = Y kilopounds

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 78.9 times 3.6597330342796E-30 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 78.9 * 3.6597330342796E-30 / 1 = 2.8875293640466E-28 kilopounds

Answer is: 2.8875293640466E-28 kilopounds are equivalent to 78.9 atomic mass units.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into kips:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 52.99 amu

( ii ) 17.99 amu

( iii ) 23.76 amu