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A cubic centimeter (cm³) is a unit of volume in the metric system, which is used worldwide for most scientific and everyday measurements. As the name suggests, a cubic centimeter is the volume of a cube with sides of 1 centimeter. This unit is often used in science, especially in chemistry, to measure smaller volumes of liquids and solids.
A liter (L) is also a unit of volume in the metric system. It is mainly used to measure larger volumes of liquids and gases. For example, in the supermarket, the capacity of a bottle of water or milk is usually expressed in liters. In everyday life, we also use liters to measure the fuel consumption of vehicles.
A liter corresponds to 1,000 cubic centimeters. This means that a cube of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm (or 1,000 cubic centimeters) is equal to 1 liter. Therefore, to convert cubic centimeters to liters, we divide the number of cubic centimeters by 1,000.
1 cubic centimeter = 0.001 liter
To convert liters to cubic centimeters, we multiply the number of liters by 1,000.
1 liter = 1,000 cubic centimeters
Imagine you have a small coffee cup that can hold 200 cm³ (or 200 ml, because 1 cm³ equals 1 ml) of liquid. That is 0.2 liters, because 200 divided by 1,000 equals 0.2. On the other hand, if you have a 2-liter bottle of soda, that would be equal to 2,000 cm³, because 2 multiplied by 1,000 equals 2,000.