# Liters to Decaliters Converter

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## Conversion Table

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## How to convert

1 liter (l) = 0.1 decaliter (dal). Liter (l) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Decaliter (dal) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

## Definition of the Liter

A liter (international spelling) or liter (American English spelling) (SI symbols L and l) is a unit of volume that is used in the metric system. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 10 centimeters (0.1 meter) in length.

One liter is equal to 1000 cubic centimeters, 0.001 cubic meters, or 1 cubic decimeter.

## History of the Liter

The liter is derived from the litron, which was an old French unit of volume that was based on the Greek unit of weight called the litra. The litron was equal to about 0.831 liters. The word liter was first used in 1795 by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier 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.

## How to Convert Liters

To convert liters 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 liters to cubic centimeters, multiply by 1000.
• Example: 2 L x 1000 = 2000 cm3
• To convert liters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.001.
• Example: 2 L x 0.001 = 0.002 m3
• To convert liters to cubic decimeters, multiply by 1.
• Example: 2 L x 1 = 2 dm3
• To convert liters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.264.
• Example: 2 L x 0.264 = 0.528 gal
• To convert liters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.037.
• Example: 2 L x 0.037 = 0.074 bu
• To convert liters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.0063.
• Example: 2 L x 0.0063 = 0.0126 bbl

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

• To convert cubic centimeters to liters, divide by 1000.
• Example: 2000 cm3 / 1000 = 2 L
• To convert cubic meters to liters, divide by 0.001.
• Example: 0.002 m3 / 0.001 = 2 L
• To convert cubic decimeters to liters, divide by 1.
• Example: 2 dm3 / 1 = 2 L
• To convert gallons (US liquid) to liters, divide by 0.264.
• Example: 0.528 gal / 0.264 = 2 L
• To convert bushels (US) to liters, divide by 0.037.
• Example: 0.074 bu / 0.037 = 2 L
• To convert barrels (oil) to liters, divide by 0.0063.
• Example: 0.0126 bbl / 0.0063 = 2 L

## Where Liters are Used

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

Some examples are:

• In most countries that use the metric system, liters are used for measuring liquids and gases, such as water, milk, juice, soda, beer, wine, oil, fuel, air, and oxygen.
• In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United States and Canada, liters are used for measuring some liquids and gases, such as soft drinks, bottled water, milk, and propane.
• In the European Union, liters are used for measuring fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles.
• In the medical industry, liters are used for measuring blood volume, urine output, and intravenous fluid administration.
• In the scientific industry, liters are used for measuring chemical solutions, reactions, and concentrations.

## Example Conversions of Liters to Other Units

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

• 1 L = 1000 cm3
• 1 L = 0.001 m3
• 1 L = 1 dm3
• 1 L = 0.264 gal
• 1 L = 0.037 bu
• 1 L = 0.0063 bbl
• 1 L = 0.001 kL

## Definition of the Decaliter

A decaliter is a unit of volume that measures how much space an object or substance occupies. It is equal to 10 liters, or 0.01 cubic meters, or 0.00001 cubic kilometers. One decaliter can also be written as daL or 104 mL.

## History of the Decaliter

The decaliter is a metric unit that was derived from the liter, which was first defined in 1795 by the French Academy of Sciences as one thousandth of a cubic meter. The liter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium cylinder and a krypton-86 atom. In 1964, the liter was finally defined as a name given to the cubic decimeter, or 0.001 cubic meters.

The decaliter, as well as other metric units of volume, such as the hectoliter and the centiliter, were introduced in the 19th century as part of the decimal system of measurement that aimed to simplify and unify the units used in science and commerce. The decaliter was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.

## How to Convert Decaliters

To convert decaliters to other units of volume, we need to use conversion factors that relate the decaliter to the desired unit. For example, to convert decaliters to gallons, we need to know that one gallon is equal to 3.785 liters. Therefore, one decaliter is equal to 10 liters, or 2.642 gallons.

Here are some common conversion factors for decaliters:

• 1 daL = 10 L
• 1 daL = 2.642 US gallons
• 1 daL = 2.2 UK gallons
• 1 daL = 0.353 ft3
• 1 daL = 0.013 yd3
• 1 daL = 0.017 barrels (oil)
• 1 daL = 0.001 acre-feet

To convert from other units of volume to decaliters, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert gallons to decaliters, we need to divide by 2.642.

## Where Decaliters are Used

The decaliter is a unit of volume that is mainly used to measure the volume of liquids such as water, beer, wine and milk. The decaliter is more common as a unit of measurement in industry, science and medicine than in everyday use.

The decaliter is also used to measure the volume of some agricultural products such as grains, fruits and vegetables. For example, according to Statista, the global production of rice in 2020 was about 504 million decaliters.

## Example Conversions of Decaliters to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert decaliters to other units of volume using the conversion factors given above:

• 2 daL = 2 x 10 L = 20 L
• 3 daL = 3 x 2.642 US gallons = 7.926 US gallons
• 4 daL = 4 x 2.2 UK gallons = 8.8 UK gallons
• 5 daL = 5 x 0.353 ft3 = 1.765 ft3
• 6 daL = 6 x 0.013 yd3 = 0.078 yd3
• 7 daL = 7 x 0.017 barrels (oil) = 0.119 barrels (oil)
• 8 daL = 8 x 0.001 acre-feet = 0.008 acre-feet

## Conclusion

The decaliter is a unit of volume that is equal to 10 liters, or one hundredth of a cubic meter. It is mainly used to measure the volume of liquids such as water, beer, wine and milk, as well as some agricultural products such as grains, fruits and vegetables. To convert decaliters to other units of volume, we need to use conversion factors that relate the decaliter to the desired unit.

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