Cubic Centimeters to Liters Converter

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How to Convert Cubic Centimeters to Liters

To convert a measurement in cubic centimeters to a measurement in liters, divide the volume by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 cubic centimeters/liter.

Since one liter is equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

liters = cubic centimeters ÷ 1,000

The volume in liters is equal to the volume in cubic centimeters divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 500 cubic centimeters to liters using the formula above.
liters = (500 cm³ ÷ 1,000) = 0.5 L

Cubic centimeters and liters are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Cubic Centimeter?

The cubic centimeter is a unit that is equal to the volume of a cube with one centimeter sides. One cubic centimeter is equal to about 0.061 cubic inches.[1]

The cubic centimeter, or cubic centimetre, is a multiple of the cubic meter, which is the SI derived unit for volume. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for hundredths, or 10-2. Cubic centimeters can be abbreviated as cm³, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cu cm, cc, or ccm. For example, 1 cubic centimeter can be written as 1 cm³, 1 cu cm, 1 cc, or 1 ccm.

Learn more about cubic centimeters.

What Is a Liter?

A liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters or 0.264172 US gallons.[2] The liter is a special name defined for the cubic decimeter and is exactly equal to the volume of one cubic decimeter (1 decimeter is 1/10 of a meter, or 10 centimeters).

The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as L, and are also sometimes abbreviated as l or . For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 L, 1 l, or 1 ℓ.

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Cubic Centimeter to Liter Conversion Table

Table showing various cubic centimeter measurements converted to liters.
Cubic Centimeters Liters
1 cm³ 0.001 L
2 cm³ 0.002 L
3 cm³ 0.003 L
4 cm³ 0.004 L
5 cm³ 0.005 L
6 cm³ 0.006 L
7 cm³ 0.007 L
8 cm³ 0.008 L
9 cm³ 0.009 L
10 cm³ 0.01 L
20 cm³ 0.02 L
30 cm³ 0.03 L
40 cm³ 0.04 L
50 cm³ 0.05 L
60 cm³ 0.06 L
70 cm³ 0.07 L
80 cm³ 0.08 L
90 cm³ 0.09 L
100 cm³ 0.1 L
200 cm³ 0.2 L
300 cm³ 0.3 L
400 cm³ 0.4 L
500 cm³ 0.5 L
600 cm³ 0.6 L
700 cm³ 0.7 L
800 cm³ 0.8 L
900 cm³ 0.9 L
1,000 cm³ 1 L

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, Handbook 44 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.44-2019.pdf
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html

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