# What is the standard unit of volume?

## Answer

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###### 02/23/2008

*(physics*) The volume of 1 mole of a gas at a pressure of
1 atmosphere and a temperature of 0Â°C. Also known as normal 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 abbreviate 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.