Kilograms to Milliliters Conversion Calculator
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How to Convert Kilograms to Milliliters
Since kilograms are a unit of mass and milliliters are a unit of volume, which are different physical quantities, we need to know one more physical quantity of the ingredient or substance to convert between them. In this case, we need to account for the density of the substance whenever we do a conversion.
Therefore, to convert between kilograms and milliliters of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Kilograms to Milliliters Formula
To convert a measurement in kilograms to milliliters, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in kilograms per milliliter (kg/mL).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first divide 1,000 by the density to convert to kg/mL.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
milliliters = kilograms × 1,000 / density
Thus, the volume in milliliters is equal to the weight in kilograms times 1,000 divided by the density of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Kilograms to Milliliters
Kilograms and milliliters are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.
For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction and clumping.
The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.
Another useful application of weight and volume conversions is chemistry. When performing chemical reactions by combining separate chemicals to produce a new chemical, one must know the exact amount of each chemical to add in order to maximize the yield of the reaction.
It is common to mix powdered chemicals with liquid, or aqueous, chemicals, and this is where it becomes very useful to convert between weights and volumes.
A third application of weight and volume conversions is when shipping freight when calculating the volumetric weight for cargo and packages. Trucks, ships, and airplanes are limited in the amount of weight or volume they can transport, so if one of those quantities is known, but the limitation is on the other, then it becomes necessary to convert between the two so as not to overload the shipping vehicle.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
How Many Milliliters Are in a Kilogram?
The actual volume of a kilogram will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many milliliters of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.
|Weight in Kilograms:||Volume in Milliliters of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 kg||1,000 mL||970.87 mL||1,136 mL||1,890 mL||1,183 mL|
|2 kg||2,000 mL||1,942 mL||2,273 mL||3,781 mL||2,366 mL|
|3 kg||3,000 mL||2,913 mL||3,409 mL||5,671 mL||3,549 mL|
|4 kg||4,000 mL||3,883 mL||4,545 mL||7,561 mL||4,732 mL|
|5 kg||5,000 mL||4,854 mL||5,682 mL||9,452 mL||5,915 mL|
|6 kg||6,000 mL||5,825 mL||6,818 mL||11,342 mL||7,098 mL|
|7 kg||7,000 mL||6,796 mL||7,955 mL||13,233 mL||8,281 mL|
|8 kg||8,000 mL||7,767 mL||9,091 mL||15,123 mL||9,464 mL|
|9 kg||9,000 mL||8,738 mL||10,227 mL||17,013 mL||10,646 mL|
|10 kg||10,000 mL||9,709 mL||11,364 mL||18,904 mL||11,829 mL|
|11 kg||11,000 mL||10,680 mL||12,500 mL||20,794 mL||13,012 mL|
|12 kg||12,000 mL||11,650 mL||13,636 mL||22,684 mL||14,195 mL|
|13 kg||13,000 mL||12,621 mL||14,773 mL||24,575 mL||15,378 mL|
|14 kg||14,000 mL||13,592 mL||15,909 mL||26,465 mL||16,561 mL|
|15 kg||15,000 mL||14,563 mL||17,045 mL||28,355 mL||17,744 mL|
|16 kg||16,000 mL||15,534 mL||18,182 mL||30,246 mL||18,927 mL|
|17 kg||17,000 mL||16,505 mL||19,318 mL||32,136 mL||20,110 mL|
|18 kg||18,000 mL||17,476 mL||20,455 mL||34,026 mL||21,293 mL|
|19 kg||19,000 mL||18,447 mL||21,591 mL||35,917 mL||22,476 mL|
|20 kg||20,000 mL||19,417 mL||22,727 mL||37,807 mL||23,659 mL|
|21 kg||21,000 mL||20,388 mL||23,864 mL||39,698 mL||24,842 mL|
|22 kg||22,000 mL||21,359 mL||25,000 mL||41,588 mL||26,025 mL|
|23 kg||23,000 mL||22,330 mL||26,136 mL||43,478 mL||27,208 mL|
|24 kg||24,000 mL||23,301 mL||27,273 mL||45,369 mL||28,391 mL|
|25 kg||25,000 mL||24,272 mL||28,409 mL||47,259 mL||29,574 mL|
|26 kg||26,000 mL||25,243 mL||29,545 mL||49,149 mL||30,756 mL|
|27 kg||27,000 mL||26,214 mL||30,682 mL||51,040 mL||31,939 mL|
|28 kg||28,000 mL||27,184 mL||31,818 mL||52,930 mL||33,122 mL|
|29 kg||29,000 mL||28,155 mL||32,955 mL||54,820 mL||34,305 mL|
|30 kg||30,000 mL||29,126 mL||34,091 mL||56,711 mL||35,488 mL|
|31 kg||31,000 mL||30,097 mL||35,227 mL||58,601 mL||36,671 mL|
|32 kg||32,000 mL||31,068 mL||36,364 mL||60,491 mL||37,854 mL|
|33 kg||33,000 mL||32,039 mL||37,500 mL||62,382 mL||39,037 mL|
|34 kg||34,000 mL||33,010 mL||38,636 mL||64,272 mL||40,220 mL|
|35 kg||35,000 mL||33,981 mL||39,773 mL||66,163 mL||41,403 mL|
|36 kg||36,000 mL||34,951 mL||40,909 mL||68,053 mL||42,586 mL|
|37 kg||37,000 mL||35,922 mL||42,045 mL||69,943 mL||43,769 mL|
|38 kg||38,000 mL||36,893 mL||43,182 mL||71,834 mL||44,952 mL|
|39 kg||39,000 mL||37,864 mL||44,318 mL||73,724 mL||46,135 mL|
|40 kg||40,000 mL||38,835 mL||45,455 mL||75,614 mL||47,318 mL|
What Is a Kilogram?
The formal definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.
The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for mass and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.
A kilogram is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a kilogram is a measure of mass, and weight is actually a measure of force, the two are equivalent as long as we are performing our calculations on Earth.
For example, an object with a mass of 1 kilogram weighs 1 kilogram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about kilograms.
What Is a Milliliter?
The milliliter is an SI unit of volume in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. A milliliter is sometimes also referred to as a millilitre. Milliliters can be abbreviated as mL, and are also sometimes abbreviated as ml or mℓ. For example, 1 milliliter can be written as 1 mL, 1 ml, or 1 mℓ.
Since one milliliter is equivalent to one cubic centimeter, milliliters are sometimes expressed using the abbreviation for a cubic centimeter (cc) for things such as medical dosages or engine displacements.
Learn more about milliliters.
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- CK-12 Foundation, Introductory Chemistry (CK-12) - 12.6: Mass-Volume Stoichiometry, https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_Chemistry/Introductory_Chemistry_(CK-12)/12%3A_Stoichiometry/12.06%3A_Mass-Volume_Stoichiometry
- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
- 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