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liters to hectoliters
lhl
10 l 0.1 hl
20 l 0.2 hl
30 l 0.3 hl
40 l 0.4 hl
50 l 0.5 hl
60 l 0.6 hl
70 l 0.7 hl
80 l 0.8 hl
90 l 0.9 hl
100 l 1 hl
110 l 1.1 hl
120 l 1.2 hl
130 l 1.3 hl
140 l 1.4 hl
150 l 1.5 hl
160 l 1.6 hl
170 l 1.7 hl
180 l 1.8 hl
190 l 1.9 hl
200 l 2 hl

How to convert

1 liter (l) = 0.01 hectoliter (hl). Liter (l) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Hectoliter (hl) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

Liters - A Unit of Volume

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

Hectoliters: A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Hectoliter

A hectoliter is a unit of volume that measures how much space an object or substance occupies. It is equal to 100 liters, or 0.1 cubic meters, or 0.0001 cubic kilometers. One hectoliter can also be written as hL or 105 mL.

History of the Hectoliter

The hectoliter 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 hectoliter, as well as other metric units of volume, such as the deciliter 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 hectoliter was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.

How to Convert Hectoliters

To convert hectoliters to other units of volume, we need to use conversion factors that relate the hectoliter to the desired unit. For example, to convert hectoliters to gallons, we need to know that one gallon is equal to 3.785 liters. Therefore, one hectoliter is equal to 100 liters, or 26.418 gallons.

Here are some common conversion factors for hectoliters:

  • 1 hL = 100 L
  • 1 hL = 26.418 US gallons
  • 1 hL = 21.997 UK gallons
  • 1 hL = 3.531 ft3
  • 1 hL = 0.131 yd3
  • 1 hL = 0.167 barrels (oil)
  • 1 hL = 0.014 acre-feet

To convert from other units of volume to hectoliters, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert gallons to hectoliters, we need to divide by 26.418.

Where Hectoliters are Used

The hectoliter is a unit of volume that is mainly used to measure the volume of liquids such as water, beer, wine and milk. For example, according to Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, the hectoliter is the major unit of volume used in the brewing industry worldwide1. The annual production of beer in different countries is often reported in hectoliters. According to Wikipedia, the global production of beer in 2019 was about 1.913 billion hectoliters.

The hectoliter 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 wheat in 2020 was about 765 million hectoliters.

Example Conversions of Hectoliters to Other Units

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

  • 2 hL = 2 x 100 L = 200 L
  • 3 hL = 3 x 26.418 US gallons = 79.254 US gallons
  • 4 hL = 4 x 21.997 UK gallons = 87.988 UK gallons
  • 5 hL = 5 x 3.531 ft3 = 17.655 ft3
  • 6 hL = 6 x 0.131 yd3 = 0.786 yd3
  • 7 hL = 7 x 0.167 barrels (oil) = 1.169 barrels (oil)
  • 8 hL = 8 x 0.014 acre-feet = 0.112 acre-feet

Conclusion

The hectoliter is a unit of volume that is equal to 100 liters, or one tenth 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 hectoliters to other units of volume, we need to use conversion factors that relate the hectoliter to the desired unit.



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