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l to cl conversion

Convert centiliters to liters and vice versa


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Centiliter and Liter

A liter (l) and a centiliter (cl) are both units of measurement used to indicate volume, particularly in the metric system which is the most used internationally.

What is a Liter?

The liter is a non-SI unit of volume. It is defined as the volume of a cube where each side measures 10 cm, which is equal to 1 cubic decimeter (dm³). The liter is used in many situations to indicate content, such as in the food industry and in the sale of liquids such as gasoline or water.

A common example of a liter is a bottle of soda or water. Most of these bottles have a capacity of 1 liter.

What is a Centiliter?

A centiliter is a hundredth of a liter. The name comes from the Latin word 'centum', which means hundred. The unit is indicated by the symbol 'cl'.

An example of an object with a volume of about 1 centiliter is a sugar cube.

The Ratio Between Liter and Centiliter

The conversion factor between liter and centiliter is quite simple: 1 liter equals 100 centiliters, and 1 centiliter is equal to 0.01 liter. This means that if you want to convert a volume in liters to centiliters, you multiply the number of liters by 100.

1 centiliter = 0.01 liter

If you want to convert from centiliters to liters, you divide the number of centiliters by 100.

1 liter = 100 centiliter

Ratio between liter and centiliter

Liter Centiliter
1 100
0.01 1

This table shows the ratio between liter and centiliter. To convert from liters to centiliters, we multiply by 100. Conversely, we divide by 100 to convert from centiliters to liters.

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