Different metric units may be encountered in the laboratory.


Metric Term

Value in Liters

Alternative Expression

liter (L)


0.001 cubic meters

deciliter (dL)

0.1 liters

100 mL

centiliter (cL)

0.01 liters

0.1 deciliters

milliliter (mL)

0.001 liters

1 cubic centimeter

microliter (µL)

0.000001 liters

1 cubic millimeter


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