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# How many milligrams are in one teaspoon?

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The number of milligrams in 1 teaspoon varies according to the density of the substance being measured. Milligrams are a unit of weight; the teaspoon is a unit of volume equivalent to 5 milliliters. These measurements are part of the modern metric system established by the International System of Units.

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Dry unit measurements are generally used in baking. One cup of white flour, whole wheat flour, bread flour and cake flour weighs 123 grams, 140 grams, 130 grams and 114 grams respectively. Liquid measurements remain consistent, but accurate conversions are important. One cup of water is equivalent to 8 ounces. One tablespoon is equal to about 15 milliliters. One quart is equal to 4 cups or 32 ounces.

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In order to convert milligrams to milliliters, one must know the density of the substance; if the density is measured in milligrams per milliliter, the milligrams of mass of the object being measured are divided by the density of the substance to determine the volume in millimeters. Because density is generally not listed in milligrams per milliliter, it is likely that some calculations must be done to convert the density into the appropriate units.

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There is no direct conversion between these measurements because a milligram is a measure of mass and a teaspoon is a measure of volume. However, there are 0.00018 teaspoons in 1 milligram of salt, so 1 milligram divided by 0.00018 teaspoons equals about 5,555 milligrams per teaspoon of salt.

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The amount of milligrams in a milliliter depends on the material being measured. A milliliter is a unit that measures volume, and a milligram is a unit that measures mass.