# how many newtons of force is release when one ton of TNT explode?

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- billrussell42Lv 73 years ago
Force or newtons do not apply here. What you want is energy release. For that, see below for the quote from Wikipedia. Answer is 4.184 gigajoules

TNT equivalent is a convention for expressing energy, typically used to describe the energy released in an explosion. The "ton of TNT" is a unit of energy defined by that convention to be 4.184 gigajoules, which is the approximate energy released in the detonation of a metric ton (1,000 kilograms or one megagram) of TNT. In other words, for each gram of TNT exploded, 4184 joules of energy are released.

- Anonymous3 years ago
I believe when it comes to an explosion the method of measurement is in the energy released in Joules, not in the force that is released which is what newtons are a measurement of.

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