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drachms to grams
Posted by: buckp74 ()
Date: January 25, 2011 08:54AM

Hi everyone - a quick question regarding converting drachms to grams. Due to my confusion regarding drachms in Apothecaries weight vs. Avoirdupois weight I wanted to ensure that 1 drachm equals about 4 grams. Thanks for any help!

Dave

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Re: drachms to grams
Posted by: Ray Morgenweck ()
Date: January 25, 2011 01:55PM

Apothecaries Weight: Dry measure. 20 grains (gr) make 1 scruple; 3 scruples make 1 drachm; 8 drachms make 1 ounce; 12 ounces make 1 pound.

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Re: drachms to grams
Posted by: sean ()
Date: January 25, 2011 03:03PM

Grains have the same value in both the Apothecaries and Avoirdupois weight systems, and as one grain = 0.0647 grams so sixty grains = 3.88 grams, which is close enough to 4 grams

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Re: drachms to grams
Posted by: buckp74 ()
Date: January 25, 2011 06:43PM

Thanks Ray and Sean!

Dave

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