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centiliters to cubic meters
clcu m
1000 cl 0.01 cu m
2000 cl 0.02 cu m
3000 cl 0.03 cu m
4000 cl 0.04 cu m
5000 cl 0.05 cu m
6000 cl 0.06 cu m
7000 cl 0.07 cu m
8000 cl 0.08 cu m
9000 cl 0.09 cu m
10000 cl 0.1 cu m
11000 cl 0.11 cu m
12000 cl 0.12 cu m
13000 cl 0.13 cu m
14000 cl 0.14 cu m
15000 cl 0.15 cu m
16000 cl 0.16 cu m
17000 cl 0.17 cu m
18000 cl 0.18 cu m
19000 cl 0.19 cu m
20000 cl 0.2 cu m

How to convert

1 centiliter (cl) = 0.00001 cubic meter (cu m). Centiliter (cl) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Meter (cu m) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

Centiliters - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Centiliter

A centiliter (international spelling) or centiliter (American English spelling) (SI symbols cL or cl) is a unit of volume that is used in the metric system. It is defined as one hundredth of a liter, or the volume of a cube with sides of 1 centimeter (0.01 meter) in length.

One centiliter is equal to 10 cubic centimeters, 0.00001 cubic meters, or 0.01 cubic decimeters.

History of the Centiliter

The centiliter is derived from the liter, which is a unit of volume that was first used by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier in 1795 as a unit of volume for liquids and gases. The liter was originally defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at 4 °C and standard atmospheric pressure. The liter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium cylinder and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the liter, adopted in 1964, is based on the cubic meter, which is the SI unit of volume. The liter is not an SI unit, but it is accepted by the CGPM (the standards body that defines the SI) for use with the SI.

The centiliter was introduced as a subunit of the liter in the metric system in 1795, along with other decimal subunits such as the deciliter and the milliliter. The centiliter was used for measuring small volumes of liquids and gases, such as wine, beer, milk, oil, and air. The centiliter was also used for measuring some solids, such as sugar, flour, and salt. The centiliter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in many countries that use the metric system, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.

How to Convert Centiliters

To convert centiliters to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert centiliters to cubic centimeters, multiply by 10.
    • Example: 2 cL x 10 = 20 cm3
  • To convert centiliters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.00001.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.00001 = 0.00002 m3
  • To convert centiliters to cubic decimeters, multiply by 0.01.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.01 = 0.02 dm3
  • To convert centiliters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.00264.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.00264 = 0.00528 gal
  • To convert centiliters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.000374.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.000374 = 0.000748 bu
  • To convert centiliters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.000063.
    • Example: 2 cL x 0.000063 = 0.000126 bbl

To convert other units of volume to centiliters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic centimeters to centiliters, divide by 10.
    • Example: 20 cm3 / 10 = 2 cL
  • To convert cubic meters to centiliters, divide by 0.00001.
    • Example: 0.00002 m3 / 0.00001 = 2 cL
  • To convert cubic decimeters to centiliters, divide by 0.01.
    • Example: 0.02 dm3 / 0.01 = 2 cL
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to centiliters, divide by 0.00264.
    • Example: 0.00528 gal / 0.00264 = 2 cL
  • To convert bushels (US) to centiliters, divide by 0.000374.
    • Example: 0.000748 bu / 0.000374 = 2 cL
  • To convert barrels (oil) to centiliters, divide by 0.000063.
    • Example: 0.000126 bbl / 0.000063 = 2 cL

Where Centiliters are Used

Centiliters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

  • In many European countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden, centiliters are used for measuring alcoholic beverages, such as wine, beer, and spirits. For example, a standard glass of wine is usually 10 or 12 centiliters, a bottle of beer is usually 25 or 33 centiliters, and a shot of liquor is usually 2 or 4 centiliters.
  • In some Scandinavian countries, such as Norway and Denmark, centiliters are used for measuring milk and cream. For example, a carton of milk is usually 100 or 200 centiliters, and a cup of coffee is usually served with 1 or 2 centiliters of cream.
  • In some Asian countries, such as Japan and China, centiliters are used for measuring some traditional medicines and herbal teas. For example, a dose of kampo medicine is usually 10 or 20 centiliters, and a cup of green tea is usually 15 or 20 centiliters.
  • In the medical industry, centiliters are used for measuring some fluids and solutions, such as blood plasma, urine, and saline. For example, a unit of blood plasma is usually 20 or 25 centiliters, a urine sample is usually 5 or 10 centiliters, and an intravenous drip is usually set at a rate of 10 or 20 centiliters per hour.
  • In the scientific industry, centiliters are used for measuring some chemical reagents and solvents, such as ethanol, acetone, and water. For example, a flask of ethanol is usually 50 or 100 centiliters, a bottle of acetone is usually 25 or 50 centiliters, and a beaker of water is usually 10 or 20 centiliters.

Example Conversions of Centiliters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of centiliters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cL = 10 cm3
  • 1 cL = 0.00001 m3
  • 1 cL = 0.01 dm3
  • 1 cL = 0.00264 gal
  • 1 cL = 0.000374 bu
  • 1 cL = 0.000063 bbl
  • 1 cL = 0.01 L

Cubic Meters - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Cubic Meter

A cubic meter (symbol m3 or meter cube) is a unit of volume that is used in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 meter (3 feet, 36 inches, or 0.9144 meters) in length.

One cubic meter is equal to 1000 liters, 35.3 cubic feet, or 1.3 cubic yards.

History of the Cubic Meter

The cubic meter is derived from the meter, which is the base unit of length in the SI system. The meter was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian through Paris. The meter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium bar and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the meter, adopted in 1983, is based on the speed of light in vacuum

The cubic meter was first used as a unit of volume for measuring water supply in France in the late 18th century. It was also used for measuring gas, wood, and other substances. The cubic meter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in the SI system in 1960. It is still widely used today for various purposes, such as science, engineering, commerce, and everyday life.

How to Convert Cubic Meters

To convert cubic meters to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic meters to liters, multiply by 1000.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 1000 = 2000 L
  • To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply by 35.3.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 35.3 = 70.6 ft3
  • To convert cubic meters to cubic yards, multiply by 1.3.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 1.3 = 2.6 yd3
  • To convert cubic meters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 264.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 264 = 528 gal
  • To convert cubic meters to bushels (US), multiply by 28.4.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 28.4 = 56.8 bu
  • To convert cubic meters to barrels (oil), multiply by 6.29.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 6.29 = 12.58 bbl

To convert other units of volume to cubic meters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert liters to cubic meters, divide by 1000.
    • Example: 2000 L / 1000 = 2 m3
  • To convert cubic feet to cubic meters, divide by 35.3.
    • Example: 70.6 ft3 / 35.3 = 2 m3
  • To convert cubic yards to cubic meters, divide by 1.3.
    • Example: 2.6 yd3 / 1.3 = 2 m3
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic meters, divide by 264.
    • Example: 528 gal / 264 = 2 m3
  • To convert bushels (US) to cubic meters, divide by 28.4.
    • Example: 56.8 bu / 28.4 = 2 m3
  • To convert barrels (oil) to cubic meters, divide by 6.29.
    • Example: 12.58 bbl / 6.29 = 2 m3

Where Cubic Meters are Used

Cubic meters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

  • In most countries that use the metric system, cubic meters are used for measuring water supply, gas consumption, wood volume, and other liquids and solids.
  • In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United Kingdom and Canada, cubic meters are used for measuring natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and electricity.
  • In the European Union, cubic meters are used for measuring carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption.
  • In the aviation industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the cargo capacity of aircraft and air freight.
  • In the shipping industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the volume of containers and cargo ships.

Example Conversions of Cubic Meters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of cubic meters to other units of volume:

  • 1 m3 = 1000 L
  • 1 m3 = 35.3 ft3
  • 1 m3 = 1.3 yd3
  • 1 m3 = 264 gal
  • 1 m3 = 28.4 bu
  • 1 m3 = 6.29 bbl
  • 1 m3 = 0.001 km3
Cubic meters also can be marked as m3.



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