Ml vs. cc

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by leopold, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    what is the difference between milliliters and cubic centimeters?

    if i had a motor of 124Ml is that the same as 124cc?
     
  2. James R Just this guy, you know? Administrator

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    Same thing.

    1 litre is 1000 cubic centimeters, so 1 millilitre is 1 cubic centimetre.

    1 cubic metre is the standard SI unit of volume, but a cubic metre is quite a large volume. There are 100 centimetres in 1 metre, so that means that there are 1,000,000 cubic centimetres in 1 cubic metre.

    1 cubic decimeter is a volume 10 cm on a side, or 1,000 cubic centimetres. This is given the name "litre" for some reason.

    In summary:

    1 cubic metre = 1000 litres (cubic decimeters) = 1000000 cubic centimetres = 1000 kilolitres.
    1 litre = 0.001 cubic metres = 1000 cubic centimetres = 1000 millilitres
    1 cubic centimetre = 0.000001 cubic metres = 0.001 litres = 1 millilitre.
     
  3. draqon Banned

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    type in google: 124 mL to cc

    and it will give you conversion

    =)
     
  4. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    Iirc, ml and cc are not quite the same, although for most practicle purposes they are. If I am remembering correctly, a ml is defined as the volume of one gm of water at the temp of maximum density (4 C or there abouts) so a ml is very slightly smaller than a cc.
     
  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Administrator

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    kevinalm:

    No. 1 cc = 1 mL. There is no difference in definitions.
     
  6. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    It's possible that the definition was cleaned up at some point. The discrepency was very small, and was unintensional. They were intended to be identical.
     
  7. Fraggle Rocker Moderator

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    Measurement is a lot more fun in America. One U.S. ounce of water by volume equals 1.04 avoirdupois ounce of water by weight.
     
  8. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    yes indeed it is!
    we get to do inches X 12 to get feet, feet X 3 to get yards, yards X 1760 to get miles.
    none of this multiples of ten stuff.
     
  9. D H Some other guy Valued Senior Member

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    The other way around! From 1901 to 1964, the mililiter was defined as the space occupied by one gram of water at one atmosphere of pressure and just under 4[sup]o[/sup] Celsius. This definition made the mililiter every so slightly larger than a cc, not smaller (about 1.000028 cc). The mililiter was defined as exactly 1 cc before 1901 and was redefined to be exactly 1 cc in 1964.
     
  10. madanthonywayne Mourning in America Moderator

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    Don't forget tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons!
     
  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Administrator

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    It seems you were right. At some point, there were small differences.

    Sorry for being so definitive when I didn't know what I was talking about.
     
  12. shalayka Cows are special too. Registered Senior Member

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    But a tablespoon is 15ml and a cup is 250ml (not that these are multiples of ten or anything). Pints, quarts and gallons are not brethren to this.
     
  13. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    No problem. I had it backwards myself. :)
     
  14. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    me and madanthony was partaking in a little sarcasm.
     

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