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fluid ounces to centiliters
fl ozcl
1 fl oz 2.9574 cl
2 fl oz 5.9147 cl
3 fl oz 8.8721 cl
4 fl oz 11.8294 cl
5 fl oz 14.7868 cl
6 fl oz 17.7441 cl
7 fl oz 20.7015 cl
8 fl oz 23.6588 cl
9 fl oz 26.6162 cl
10 fl oz 29.5735 cl
11 fl oz 32.5309 cl
12 fl oz 35.4882 cl
13 fl oz 38.4456 cl
14 fl oz 41.4029 cl
15 fl oz 44.3603 cl
16 fl oz 47.3176 cl
17 fl oz 50.275 cl
18 fl oz 53.2324 cl
19 fl oz 56.1897 cl
20 fl oz 59.1471 cl

How to convert

1 fluid ounce (fl oz) = 2.957352956 centiliter (cl). Fluid Ounce (fl oz) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Centiliter (cl) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

Fluid Ounces: A Unit of Volume

Fluid ounces are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc. They are also used to measure some dry goods, such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc. They are different from ounces, which are a unit of weight or mass. They are also different from liters, which are a larger unit of volume. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Fluid Ounces

A fluid ounce is a unit of volume or capacity in both the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. However, the size of a fluid ounce varies depending on the type of fluid ounce used:

  • A UK fluid ounce is equal to one twentieth of a UK pint in the imperial system of measurement. It is equivalent to 28.413 milliliters or 0.96076 US fluid ounces in the metric system.
  • A US fluid ounce is equal to one sixteenth of a US liquid pint in the US customary system of measurement. It is equivalent to 29.573 milliliters or 1.0408 UK fluid ounces in the metric system.
  • A US food labeling fluid ounce is exactly 30 milliliters.

History of Fluid Ounces

The origin of the term fluid ounce as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin phrase fluida uncia, which means fluid ounce. Fluid ounces have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of fluid ounces varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of fluid ounces as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these fluid ounces was based on the wine gallon, which was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wine at 62 °F. The fluid ounce was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of fluid ounces as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The fluid ounce was gradually replaced by units such as liters, grams, etc. However, some countries and regions still use fluid ounces for certain types of liquids and dry goods, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom and Ireland and some Commonwealth nations.

How to Convert Fluid Ounces

To convert fluid ounces to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert UK fluid ounces to liters: multiply by 0.028413

  • To convert UK fluid ounces to cubic inches: multiply by 1.7339

  • To convert UK fluid ounces to US fluid ounces: multiply by 0.96076

  • To convert UK fluid ounces to BOE: divide by 700

  • To convert US fluid ounces to liters: multiply by 0.029573

  • To convert US fluid ounces to cubic inches: multiply by 1.8047

  • To convert US fluid ounces to UK fluid ounces: multiply by 1.0408

  • To convert US fluid ounces to BOE: divide by 600

  • To convert US food labeling fluid ounces to liters: multiply by 0.03

  • To convert US food labeling fluid ounces to cubic inches: multiply by 1.831

  • To convert US food labeling fluid ounces to UK fluid ounces: multiply by 1.0559

  • To convert US food labeling fluid ounces to BOE: divide by 583

Where Fluid Ounces are Used

Fluid ounces are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the imperial system or the US customary system or the US food labeling system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc., and dry goods such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, fluid ounces are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as liters, grams, etc.

Example Conversions of Fluid Ounces to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting fluid ounces to other units of volume:

  • 1 UK fl oz = 0.028413 liters

  • 2 UK fl oz = 3.4678 cubic inches

  • 3 UK fl oz = 2.8823 US fl oz

  • 4 UK fl oz = 0.0057 BOE

  • 1 US fl oz = 0.029573 liters

  • 2 US fl oz = 3.6094 cubic inches

  • 3 US fl oz = 3.1224 UK fl oz

  • 4 US fl oz = 0.0067 BOE

  • 1 US food labeling fl oz = 0.03 liters

  • 2 US food labeling fl oz = 3.662 cubic inches

  • 3 US food labeling fl oz = 3.1677 UK fl oz

  • 4 US food labeling fl oz = 0.0069 BOE.

The US fluid ounce, defined as 1/128 US gallon, equals to 29.5735295625 milliliters.

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



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