Liters To Milliliters Conversion


1 l = 1,000 ml

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How to convert liters to milliliters (l to ml)

The formula for converting liters to milliliters is: ml = l × 1000. To calculate the liter value in milliliters first substitute the liter value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 liter in milliliters we follow these steps:

ml = l × 1000

m1 = l × 1000

ml = 1000

In other words, 1 liter is equal to 1000 milliliters.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 5 liters to milliliters is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: ml = l × 1000
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 5 for l so the formula becomes: m5 = l × 1000
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 5 × 1000 = 5000 ml

In summary, 5 liters is equal to 5000 milliliters.

Converting milliliters to liters

In order to convert the other way around i.e. milliliters to liters, you would use the following formula: l = ml × 0.001. To convert milliliters to liters first substitute the milliliter value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 milliliter in liters we follow these steps:

l = ml × 0.001

l = 1 × 0.001

l = 0.001

Or in other words, 1 milliliter is equal to 0.001 liters.

Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Liter?

A litre (also spelled liter) is a metric unit of volume equal to one cubic decimetre (dm3), 1000 cubic centimetres (cm3) or 0.001 cubic metre (m3). A cubic decimetre (or litre) occupies a volume of 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm (see figure) and is thus equal to one-thousandth of a cubic metre.
The litre is the base unit of volume in the metric system. It is used to measure the volume of liquids, gases, and solids. For example, a litre of water is equal to about 1.76 US pints or 2.11 UK pints.
The litre is also used to measure the capacity of containers, such as bottles, cans, and jugs. For example, a 2-litre bottle of soda contains 2 litres of soda.
The litre is a very common unit of measurement in many countries around the world. It is used in both the metric and imperial systems of measurement.
Here are some examples of how the litre is used in everyday life:
  • A litre of milk is enough to make about 2 cups of cereal.
  • A litre of petrol will typically get a car about 100 kilometres.
  • A litre of paint will cover about 10 square metres of wall.
The litre is a very versatile unit of measurement that can be used to measure a wide variety of things. It is a convenient and easy-to-use unit of measurement that is used by people all over the world.

What is a Milliliter?

A milliliter (abbreviated as mL) is a metric unit of volume commonly used to measure small quantities of liquid. It is a subunit of the liter, which is the base unit of volume in the metric system. The milliliter is equivalent to one thousandth of a liter, which means there are 1,000 milliliters in a liter.
To visualize the size of a milliliter, imagine a cube with sides measuring 1 centimeter each. A milliliter would occupy the same volume as this cube.
The milliliter is widely used in various fields such as medicine, chemistry, cooking, and everyday measurements. It provides a convenient and precise measurement for small quantities of liquids, such as medications, ingredients in recipes, or volumes of solutions in laboratory experiments.
In summary, a milliliter is a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter. It is frequently used to measure small volumes of liquid and is denoted by the symbol mL.
Here's an example to help illustrate the size of a milliliter:
Let's say you have a small medicine dropper that has a capacity of 5 milliliters. When you fill the dropper with liquid, it can hold 5 milliliters of the substance.
To put this into perspective, imagine you have a teaspoon in your kitchen. A teaspoon is roughly equivalent to 5 milliliters. So, if you were to fill the medicine dropper to its maximum capacity, it would hold approximately the same volume of liquid as one teaspoon.
This example demonstrates how a milliliter can represent a small but measurable amount of liquid. It is a useful unit of measurement when precision is required for small volumes, such as in pharmaceuticals, cooking recipes, or laboratory experiments.

Liters To Milliliters Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common liters to milliliters conversion values.

Liter (l)Milliliter (ml)
1 l1000 ml
2 l2000 ml
3 l3000 ml
4 l4000 ml
5 l5000 ml
6 l6000 ml
7 l7000 ml
8 l8000 ml
9 l9000 ml
10 l10000 ml
11 l11000 ml
12 l12000 ml
13 l13000 ml

Other Common Liter Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from liters to other volume units.

1 liter in gallons (US)0.2641720524 gal
1 liter in gallons (imperial)0.2199692483 gal
1 liter in fluid ounces (US)33.814022702 fl oz
1 liter in deciliters10 dL
1 liter in quarts (US)1.0566882 qt

Liters To Milliliters Conversion Chart