Liters to Milliliters
Liters and milliliters are metric units of volume which are used to measure the capacity of a liquid. The capacity of a liquid can be measured in milliliters, centiliters, liters and kiloliters. Though all these units represent the same quantity, their values differ. In this page, we will find the relation between liters and milliliters and the conversion between these units.
What is Liter?
Liter is a basic metric unit which is used to measure the capacity of liquids and is equal to one cubic decimeter (1 liter = 1 dm³). A liter is denoted with the letter 'l' or L. The water pitcher in the following figure shows that it has a capacity of 1 liter.
What is Milliliter?
A milliliter is a smaller metric unit that represents the volume or the capacity of a liquid. It is used to measure a smaller quantity of liquid and is equal to a thousandth of a liter (1 liter = 1000 milliliters). A milliliter is denoted with an abbreviation  ml or mL. Observe the following figure which shows 1000 ml of water. Note that it is the same quantity as shown in the previous figure (1 liter) which is now expressed in milliliters.
How to Convert Liters to Milliliters?
We know that 1 litre = 1000 ml, hence, the conversion factor that is used to convert liters to millilters is 1000.
 To convert liters to milliliters, we multiply the given quantity by 1000. For example, let us convert 6 liters to milliliters. So, 6 × 1000 = 6000 ml. Therefore, 6 liters = 6000 milliliters.
 However, it should be noted that to convert milliliters to liters, we divide the given quantity by 1000. For example, let us convert 7000 milliliters to liters. So, 7000 ÷ 1000 = 7 liters. Therefore, 7000 milliliters = 7 liters.
Important Notes
 Unit conversion is an important part of measurement and units are converted using the correct conversion factor of the quantity.
 1 liter is equal to 1000 milliliters, 0.264 gallon, 1.0566 quarts, 2.1133 pint and 1 kilogram
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Solved Examples on Liters to Milliliters

Example 1: Convert the following.
a) 25 L to mL
b) 18 L to mL
c) 13 mL to grams
d) 1 Liter to kg
Solutiona) 25 L = 25 × 1,000 = 25,000 mL
b) 18 L = 18 × 1,000 = 18,000 mL
c) 13 mL = 13 × 1 = 13 g
d) 1 L = 1 × 1 = 1 kg

Example 2: Joe purchased a hand sanitizer. The bottle contains 2,500 ml of liquid content. How can this be expressed in liters?
Solution:
2,500 ml = 2,500 ÷ 1,000 = 2.5 l
Therefore, the Sanitizer bottle contains 2.5 liters of liquid. 
Example 3: Ross bought 3 cans of orange juice of 1 liter each. He drank 1,500 mL of juice. How much ml of juice is left in the cans?
Solution:
1 can = 1 liter
3 cans = 3 liter
3 cans had = 3 × 1,000 = 3,000 ml of orange juice
The quantity of juice left = 3,000 ml  1,500 ml = 1,500 ml
Therefore, 1,500 ml of juice is left.
FAQs on Liters to Milliliters
Is 1 L the Same as 750 ml?
No, 1L = 1000 ml and 750 ml = 0.75 l.
Is 1 L the Same as 1000 mL?
Yes, 1 L = 1000 ml. Though both litres (l) and milliliters (ml) represent the same quantity, their values differ.
What is 1 Liter of water in ml?
1 Liter of water is equal to 1000 ml of water.
What is a Liter?
A liter is a basic metric unit which is used to measure the capacity of liquids and is equal to one cubic decimeter. It is denoted with an abbreviation l or L. It is slightly more than a quart.
What is a Milliliter?
A milliliter is a smaller metric unit that represents the volume or the capacity of a liquid. It is used to measure a smaller quantity of liquid and is equal to a thousandth of a liter. It is denoted with an abbreviation ml or mL.
How do you Convert Liters to Milliliters?
To convert liters to milliliters, we multiply the given value by 1000 because 1 liter = 1000 ml. For example, to convert 5 liters to milliliters, 5 × 1000 = 5000 ml.