kilopondmetre | |
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Unit system | Gravitational metric system |

Unit of | Torque, Energy |

Symbol | kp·m or m·kp |

Conversions | |

1 kp·m in ... | ... is equal to ... |

SI | 9.80665 N·m 9.80665 J |

The **Kilopondmetre** is an obsolete unit of torque^{[1]} and energy^{[2]} in the gravitational metric system. It is abbreviated **kp·m** or **m·kp**, older publications often use **mkg** and **kgm** as well.

Torque is a product of the length of a lever and the force applied to the lever. One kilopond is the force applied to one kilogram due to gravitational acceleration; this force is exactly 9.80665 N.
This means 1 kp·m = 9.80665 kg·m^{2}/s^{2} = 9.80665 N·m.

## References

**^**Kilopondmeter in "Spektrum" - Lexikon der Physik. 1998 (in German)**^**Kilopondmeter in Chemie.de (in German)