what is a convenient unit of volume for everyday use?
Chemistry Homework !
- Trekky0623Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Gallons, pints, quarts, cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc.
OR preferably Liters.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Volume The standard unit of volume in the metric system is the LITER. One liter is equal to 1000 cubic centimeters in volume. Other units of volume and their equivalents in liters are as follows: 1 milliliter = 0.001 liter 1 centiliter = 0.01 liter 1 deciliter = 0.1 liter 1 kiloliter = 1000 liters From these units, we see that 1000 milliliters equal 1 liter; so 1 milliliter equals 1 cubic centimeter in volume. We symbolize these volumes as follows: 1 milliliter = 1 ml 1 centiliter = 1 cl 1 deciliter = 1 dl 1 liter = 1 l 1 kiloliter = 1 kl For reference, 1 liter is a little more than 1 quart. One teaspoon equals about 5 milliliters.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
For most things that hold liquid or gas, such as baths, buckets, yoghurt containers, etc. - things that aren't too small, you would use litres. Litres are a volume that is ten centimetres cubed - 10 cm^3.
You may also use millilitres for smaller things, such as teaspoons, or test tubes - and one millilitre is equal to 1 cm^3.
- slapsLv 51 decade ago
I like cups or pints to describe what I am drinking, and gallons to describe what my car is drinking.