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This document uses only U.S. Customary liquid measures and metric units that are relevant to MSDS's.
|Unit||Equivalent measurements, comments|
|One fluid ounce = 1/8 of a half-pint = 1/16 of a pint = 1/32 of a quart = 1/128 of a gallon. One fluid ounce = 29.5735 milliliters.|
|There are two half-pints = 16 ounces in a pint. There are 2 pints in a quart and 8 pints in a gallon. One pint = 473.176 milliliters.|
|There are 4 half-pints = 2 pints = 32 ounces in a quart. There are 4 quarts in a gallon. 1 quart = 0.94635 liters = 946.35 milliliters.|
|There are 231 cubic inches = 128 ounces = 8 pints = 4 quarts in a gallon. 1 gallon = 3.785 liters.|
(in3, cub. in., U.S.)
|This is the volume occupied by a cube one inch on a side. 1 cubic inch = 16.387 cubic centimeters (cc and mL), There are 1728 cubic inches in one cubic foot and 231 cubic inches in one gallon.|
(ft3, cub. ft., U.S.)
|This is the volume occupied by a cube one foot on a side. 1 cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches = 28,316.8 cubic centimeters (cc, cm3, mL)|
(yd3, cub. yd., U.S.)
|This is the volume occupied by a cube one yard on a side. 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet = 0.7646 cubic meters.|
|The prefix "micro" means 1/1,000,000, so 1 microliter = 0.001 milliliters. Alternatively, there are 1,000 microliters in milliliter. One microliter = 0.0000338 fluid ounces.|
(mL, cc, cm3, metric)
|The prefix "milli" means 1/1000, so 1 milliliter = 0.001 liters. Alternatively, there are 1000 milliliters in a liter. One milliliter = 0.0338 fluid ounces. Also known as a cubic centimeter (see distance units) because a cube 1 cm on each side has a volume of 1 ml. Because water has a density of 1.0, one ml of water weighs 1 gram.|
|The prefix "deci" means 1/10, so 1 deciliter = 0.10 liters. (Try not to confuse this with the decaliter which is equal to 10 liters). There are 10 deciliters in a liter.|
|1 liter is the volume of a cube that is 10 cm (1 decimeter) on each side (see distance units). There are 10 deciliters = 1,000 milliliters = 1,000 cubic centimeters = 1.057 quarts = 33.814 ounces in a liter. Because water has a density of 1.0, one liter of water weighs 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram.|
(m3, m3, metric)
|This is the volume of a cube 1 meter (see distance units) on each side. One cubic meter = 1000 liters. Because water has a density of 1.0, one cubic meter of water weighs 1 metric ton = 1,000 kilograms = 1,000,000 grams (see mass units).|
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