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Pound of tnt = ? Joules

  1. Oct 26, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    pound of tnt = ??? Joules

    Does anyone know what the equivalency is? I tried to google but I get a bunch of star trek websites for some reason...
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2005 #2

    GENIERE

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    The better Startrek sites all agree it would be about 2megajoules
     
  4. Oct 26, 2005 #3
    This page says that 1 pound of TNT releases 2300 BTUs, which converts to about 2.42 megajoules.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2005 #4

    Mk

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    The wiki says 4,184 J is the energy of exploding a gram of TNT.

    There are 453.59237 grams in a pound.f
     
  6. Oct 27, 2005 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Guess startrek is right
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 #6
    Re: pound of tnt = ??? Joules

    i believe this might help you out Pengwuino. I know you wanted to know in October...but i found this neat webpage that might help you.

    If you are asking for the TNT equivalent then here ya go.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiloton

    I hope it helps.

    :wink:
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 #7

    Pengwuino

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    Re: pound of tnt = ??? Joules

    Yes, October of 2005. Thank you though.
     
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