# What Weight in Tablespoons Is 17 Grams?

Since tablespoons measure volume and grammes measure weight, it is not possible to convert one unit of measurement to another. Knowing the material’s density is required in order to convert grammes to tablespoons. Since water has a density of roughly 1 gramme per millilitre, 17 grammes of water are equivalent to 17 millilitres. One tablespoon and a half teaspoons of water are equal to seventeen millilitres.

In order to calculate density, divide mass by volume. Divide the material’s mass by its density to determine the volume of an amount of that material. Both the mass and density must be expressed in either metric or imperial units.

For instance, sugar has an estimated density of 1.2 grammes per millilitre. 14.17 millilitres are equal to 17.1 grammes of sugar divided by 1.2 grammes per millilitre.

It is then necessary to convert the outcome into imperial measures. 15 millilitres are about equal to one tablespoon. Therefore, multiply the amount of millilitres by 15 to translate it to tablespoons: 14.17 millilitres / 15 = 0.95 tablespoons. Thus, 17 grammes of sugar are equivalent to 0.95 tablespoons of sugar. The result can be rounded off to 1 tablespoon of sugar because this value is so near to one. Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.