|Understand your MSDS with the MS-Demystifier||Search ALL our MSDS info|
|Volume Unit Conversions|
Emergency eye wash fountains, training materials, posters, signs and more are available at Safety Emporium.
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).|
Entry last updated: Saturday, June 11, 2016. This page is copyright 2000-2016 by ILPI. Unauthorized duplication or posting on other web sites is expressly prohibited. Send suggestions, comments, and new entry desires (include the URL if applicable) to us by email.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate, however ILPI makes no guarantees concerning the veracity of any statement. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. ILPI strongly encourages the reader to consult the appropriate local, state and federal agencies concerning the matters discussed herein.