Was the original (conventional) kilogram a weight of something?
We say kg is for mass and Newton is for weight, but was a kg originally the weight of smt when scientists defined it or could they get gravity out of the picture somehow?
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kg was never a weight ..unlike POUNDS kg is and always was a measure of MASS..
W = ma
So you can see that for weight you need to incorporate the ACCELERATION..
That’s why astronauts in space have the same mass but different weights..