Liters to Milligrams Conversion Calculator
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How to Convert Liters to Milligrams
Since liters are a unit of volume and milligrams are a unit of mass, 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 liters and milligrams of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Liters to Milligrams Formula
To convert a measurement in liters to milligrams, multiply the volume by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in milligrams per liter (mg/L).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first multiply the density by 1,000,000 to convert to mg/L.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the weight in milligrams is equal to the volume in liters multiplied by 1,000,000 times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Liters to Milligrams
Liters and milligrams 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 volume to weight 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 Milligrams are in a Liter?
The actual weight of a liter will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many milligrams of various wet and dry ingredients are in a liter.
|Volume in Liters:||Weight in Milligrams of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|0.001 L||1,000 mg||1,030 mg||880 mg||529 mg||845.35 mg|
|0.002 L||2,000 mg||2,060 mg||1,760 mg||1,058 mg||1,691 mg|
|0.003 L||3,000 mg||3,090 mg||2,640 mg||1,587 mg||2,536 mg|
|0.004 L||4,000 mg||4,120 mg||3,520 mg||2,116 mg||3,381 mg|
|0.005 L||5,000 mg||5,150 mg||4,400 mg||2,645 mg||4,227 mg|
|0.006 L||6,000 mg||6,180 mg||5,280 mg||3,174 mg||5,072 mg|
|0.007 L||7,000 mg||7,210 mg||6,160 mg||3,703 mg||5,917 mg|
|0.008 L||8,000 mg||8,240 mg||7,040 mg||4,232 mg||6,763 mg|
|0.009 L||9,000 mg||9,270 mg||7,920 mg||4,761 mg||7,608 mg|
|0.01 L||10,000 mg||10,300 mg||8,800 mg||5,290 mg||8,454 mg|
|0.011 L||11,000 mg||11,330 mg||9,680 mg||5,819 mg||9,299 mg|
|0.012 L||12,000 mg||12,360 mg||10,560 mg||6,348 mg||10,144 mg|
|0.013 L||13,000 mg||13,390 mg||11,440 mg||6,877 mg||10,990 mg|
|0.014 L||14,000 mg||14,420 mg||12,320 mg||7,406 mg||11,835 mg|
|0.015 L||15,000 mg||15,450 mg||13,200 mg||7,935 mg||12,680 mg|
|0.016 L||16,000 mg||16,480 mg||14,080 mg||8,464 mg||13,526 mg|
|0.017 L||17,000 mg||17,510 mg||14,960 mg||8,993 mg||14,371 mg|
|0.018 L||18,000 mg||18,540 mg||15,840 mg||9,522 mg||15,216 mg|
|0.019 L||19,000 mg||19,570 mg||16,720 mg||10,051 mg||16,062 mg|
|0.02 L||20,000 mg||20,600 mg||17,600 mg||10,580 mg||16,907 mg|
|0.021 L||21,000 mg||21,630 mg||18,480 mg||11,109 mg||17,752 mg|
|0.022 L||22,000 mg||22,660 mg||19,360 mg||11,638 mg||18,598 mg|
|0.023 L||23,000 mg||23,690 mg||20,240 mg||12,167 mg||19,443 mg|
|0.024 L||24,000 mg||24,720 mg||21,120 mg||12,696 mg||20,288 mg|
|0.025 L||25,000 mg||25,750 mg||22,000 mg||13,225 mg||21,134 mg|
|0.026 L||26,000 mg||26,780 mg||22,880 mg||13,754 mg||21,979 mg|
|0.027 L||27,000 mg||27,810 mg||23,760 mg||14,283 mg||22,824 mg|
|0.028 L||28,000 mg||28,840 mg||24,640 mg||14,812 mg||23,670 mg|
|0.029 L||29,000 mg||29,870 mg||25,520 mg||15,341 mg||24,515 mg|
|0.03 L||30,000 mg||30,900 mg||26,400 mg||15,870 mg||25,361 mg|
|0.031 L||31,000 mg||31,930 mg||27,280 mg||16,399 mg||26,206 mg|
|0.032 L||32,000 mg||32,960 mg||28,160 mg||16,928 mg||27,051 mg|
|0.033 L||33,000 mg||33,990 mg||29,040 mg||17,457 mg||27,897 mg|
|0.034 L||34,000 mg||35,020 mg||29,920 mg||17,986 mg||28,742 mg|
|0.035 L||35,000 mg||36,050 mg||30,800 mg||18,515 mg||29,587 mg|
|0.036 L||36,000 mg||37,080 mg||31,680 mg||19,044 mg||30,433 mg|
|0.037 L||37,000 mg||38,110 mg||32,560 mg||19,573 mg||31,278 mg|
|0.038 L||38,000 mg||39,140 mg||33,440 mg||20,102 mg||32,123 mg|
|0.039 L||39,000 mg||40,170 mg||34,320 mg||20,631 mg||32,969 mg|
|0.04 L||40,000 mg||41,200 mg||35,200 mg||21,160 mg||33,814 mg|
What is a Liter?
A liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters or 0.264172 US gallons. 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 ℓ. For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 L, 1 l, or 1 ℓ.
Learn more about liters.
What is a Milligram?
The milligram is a unit of mass equal to 1/1,000 of a gram, or 0.0154 grains.
The milligram, or milligramme, is an SI unit of mass in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. Milligrams can be abbreviated as mg; for example, 1 milligram can be written as 1 mg.
A milligram is also frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a milligram 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 milligram weighs 1 milligram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about milligrams.
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
- 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
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html
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