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How to Convert Milliliters to Kilograms
Since milliliters are a unit of volume and kilograms 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 milliliters and kilograms of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Milliliters to Kilograms Formula
To convert a measurement in milliliters to kilograms, multiply the volume by the density of the ingredient, substance, 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 the density by 1,000 to convert to kg/mL.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
kilograms = milliliters × density / 1,000
Thus, the weight in kilograms is equal to the volume in milliliters times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient or material divided by 1,000.
When to Convert Milliliters to Kilograms
Milliliters and kilograms 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.
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.
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 also 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.
Milliliter to Kilogram Conversion Table
|Volume in Milliliters:||Weight in Kilograms of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|10 mL||0.01 kg||0.0103 kg||0.0088 kg||0.00529 kg||0.008454 kg|
|20 mL||0.02 kg||0.0206 kg||0.0176 kg||0.01058 kg||0.016907 kg|
|30 mL||0.03 kg||0.0309 kg||0.0264 kg||0.01587 kg||0.025361 kg|
|40 mL||0.04 kg||0.0412 kg||0.0352 kg||0.02116 kg||0.033814 kg|
|50 mL||0.05 kg||0.0515 kg||0.044 kg||0.02645 kg||0.042268 kg|
|60 mL||0.06 kg||0.0618 kg||0.0528 kg||0.03174 kg||0.050721 kg|
|70 mL||0.07 kg||0.0721 kg||0.0616 kg||0.03703 kg||0.059175 kg|
|80 mL||0.08 kg||0.0824 kg||0.0704 kg||0.04232 kg||0.067628 kg|
|90 mL||0.09 kg||0.0927 kg||0.0792 kg||0.04761 kg||0.076082 kg|
|100 mL||0.1 kg||0.103 kg||0.088 kg||0.0529 kg||0.084535 kg|
|110 mL||0.11 kg||0.1133 kg||0.0968 kg||0.05819 kg||0.092989 kg|
|120 mL||0.12 kg||0.1236 kg||0.1056 kg||0.06348 kg||0.101442 kg|
|130 mL||0.13 kg||0.1339 kg||0.1144 kg||0.06877 kg||0.109896 kg|
|140 mL||0.14 kg||0.1442 kg||0.1232 kg||0.07406 kg||0.118349 kg|
|150 mL||0.15 kg||0.1545 kg||0.132 kg||0.07935 kg||0.126803 kg|
|160 mL||0.16 kg||0.1648 kg||0.1408 kg||0.08464 kg||0.135256 kg|
|170 mL||0.17 kg||0.1751 kg||0.1496 kg||0.08993 kg||0.14371 kg|
|180 mL||0.18 kg||0.1854 kg||0.1584 kg||0.09522 kg||0.152163 kg|
|190 mL||0.19 kg||0.1957 kg||0.1672 kg||0.10051 kg||0.160617 kg|
|200 mL||0.2 kg||0.206 kg||0.176 kg||0.1058 kg||0.16907 kg|
|210 mL||0.21 kg||0.2163 kg||0.1848 kg||0.11109 kg||0.177524 kg|
|220 mL||0.22 kg||0.2266 kg||0.1936 kg||0.11638 kg||0.185977 kg|
|230 mL||0.23 kg||0.2369 kg||0.2024 kg||0.12167 kg||0.194431 kg|
|240 mL||0.24 kg||0.2472 kg||0.2112 kg||0.12696 kg||0.202884 kg|
|250 mL||0.25 kg||0.2575 kg||0.22 kg||0.13225 kg||0.211338 kg|
|260 mL||0.26 kg||0.2678 kg||0.2288 kg||0.13754 kg||0.219791 kg|
|270 mL||0.27 kg||0.2781 kg||0.2376 kg||0.14283 kg||0.228245 kg|
|280 mL||0.28 kg||0.2884 kg||0.2464 kg||0.14812 kg||0.236698 kg|
|290 mL||0.29 kg||0.2987 kg||0.2552 kg||0.15341 kg||0.245152 kg|
|300 mL||0.3 kg||0.309 kg||0.264 kg||0.1587 kg||0.253605 kg|
|310 mL||0.31 kg||0.3193 kg||0.2728 kg||0.16399 kg||0.262059 kg|
|320 mL||0.32 kg||0.3296 kg||0.2816 kg||0.16928 kg||0.270512 kg|
|330 mL||0.33 kg||0.3399 kg||0.2904 kg||0.17457 kg||0.278966 kg|
|340 mL||0.34 kg||0.3502 kg||0.2992 kg||0.17986 kg||0.287419 kg|
|350 mL||0.35 kg||0.3605 kg||0.308 kg||0.18515 kg||0.295873 kg|
|360 mL||0.36 kg||0.3708 kg||0.3168 kg||0.19044 kg||0.304326 kg|
|370 mL||0.37 kg||0.3811 kg||0.3256 kg||0.19573 kg||0.31278 kg|
|380 mL||0.38 kg||0.3914 kg||0.3344 kg||0.20102 kg||0.321233 kg|
|390 mL||0.39 kg||0.4017 kg||0.3432 kg||0.20631 kg||0.329687 kg|
|400 mL||0.4 kg||0.412 kg||0.352 kg||0.2116 kg||0.33814 kg|
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Culinary Measurement Tips, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/culinary-measurement-tips
- 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, 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
- 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