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    how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    Hi, I don't have a scale and am trying to figure out how many ounces of (Leslie's) soda ash go in a regular measuring cup. I've been searching the web and TFP to no avail so far, so I've created an account to ask this question.

    Thanks!

    P.S. I was going to ask the same about (Arm and Hammer) baking soda, but I found at gourmetsleuth.com that 4.6 grams = 1 tsp, so assuming that's correct...
    4.6 g/tsp * 48 tsp/C = 220.8 g/C
    220.8 g/C / 28.35 g/oz =
    7.79 oz/C for baking soda

    Sanity check: 1.5 C removed a fraction around a sixth of a 5-lb bucket, which is about 8.93 oz/C. Kind of close.

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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    Welcome to the forum!

    If you use pool math, it will give you measurements in volume and weight. Check it out for your additions.
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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    1 cup of soda ash is around 9.2 ounces weight. 1 cup of baking soda is around 10.0 ounces weight (1 teaspoon is 5.9 grams). But as was noted, PoolMath will tell you both weight and volume for the amounts needed.
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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    Thanks for the tip, but that site doesn't give any units of measure. It seems very similar to the site I was using, http://poolcalculator.com/, which does give units, so they're probably both using the same mysterious ounces.

    The problem for me, though, is that "weight" isn't very helpful, and I'm not sure what "ounces by volume" means. Is it equivalent to the volume of fluid ounces even if it's a powdered chemical? If so, then that's easy (8 fl. oz. = 1 cup)

    Thanks, chemgeek, for answering those specific questions!

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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    I for one hate that there are ounces and fluid ounces... go go metric system!

    Pool Math is the updated and supported version for calculating chemical additions, pool calculator may not be updated. Pool Math shows both the ounces BY WEIGHT and the ounces BY VOLUME which would be "fluid" ounces such as in a measuring cup. To see this, just enter your Now TA and a Target TA to display the weights and volumes you should add.
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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by kolam View Post
    The problem for me, though, is that "weight" isn't very helpful, and I'm not sure what "ounces by volume" means. Is it equivalent to the volume of fluid ounces even if it's a powdered chemical? If so, then that's easy (8 fl. oz. = 1 cup)
    Ounces by volume is indeed fluid ounces. 8 fluid ounces in 1 cup. 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon and 2 tablespoon (so 6 teaspoons) in a fluid ounce.
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    Thanks!

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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    Don't bother with Pool Calculator. It hasn't been updated. I think it has been abandoned. Use Pool Math.
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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    Volume is volume, weight is weight. What exactly was the question here?
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    Re: how many ounces of soda ash in a cup?

    The original question was regarding the weight and volume relationship for soda ash and for baking soda. This relationship is not just the units of measurement but the density (specific gravity) of the materials. While in Europe people tend to measure everything by weight which is the more accurate way to do things, in the U.S. and some other places people measure by volume which isn't as accurate because bulk density can vary. Nevertheless, we've taken such common bulk densities and put them into PoolMath so that one can get volume measurements for dosing in addition to weight measurements.
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