# What units should we use for volume?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 17, 2014

Chemists typically use units called *liters* (**L**).

#### Explanation:

The SI unit for volume is the cubic meter.

However, this is too large a unit for convenient everyday use.

When chemists measure volumes of liquid, they typically use units called *liters* (**L**).

The liter is not an SI unit, but it is permitted by SI.

1 L is equivalent to 1

1 L is equal to 1000 mL. This means that 1 mL is equal to 1