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Volume to weight converter

This calculator converts from volume to weight (mass) according to the substance that you choose.

Volume to 'Weight' Converter

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?Notes: the results in this calculator are rounded (by default) to 3 significant figures. The densities values are show and are valid for a certain temperature. Don't use this calculator for critical purposes, unless you know what you are doing exactly.
?Please, choose an substance by typing its name in the left box.

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?Please, select the volume unit (cup, milliliter, liter ...) to which you want to convert, then select its quantity. Ex.: 1, 1/2, ...

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?Please, select the weight unit (kilogram, tonne, pound, etc.), then press / click the 'Calculate' button.
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Results

1 liter of kerosene weighs 0.817 kilogram.

0.81715 kilogram precisely. Some values are approximate. Note: Kerosene at 60 °F | density: 817.15 kg/m³.

How to convert from volume to mass (incorrectly called weight)?

Well, by definition of density we just need to use the formula:

mass = density × volume

Example: How much does 2 cubic meters of gasoline weigh in kilograms if the gasoline density is 750 kg/m³?

Plugging the values in the formula, we get

mass = density × volume = 750 × 2 = 1500 Kg

Very simple isn't it? Yes, it is as simple as that. But this works fine when the density value we have (from a chart for example) is defined using the same unit of volume and mass that we will use in the formula. For example, mass in kg and volume in liters. If we have, for example, mass in pounds and volume in gallons, we should do something to correct our result.

To transform the mass from pounds to kilograms we should multiply the mass in pounds by 0.45359237. We will call 0.45359237 the mass conversion factor - mcf

Matematically we write:

mass in kilograms = mass in pounds × mcf or mkg = mlb × mcf (1)

To transform the volume from gallons to cubic meters we should multiply the volume in cubic meters by 0.003785411784. We will call 0.003785411784 the volume conversion factor - vcf

Matematically we write:

volume in cubic meters = volume in gallons × vcf or v = vgal × vcf (2)

Now, dividing the equation (1) by the equation (2), we get

mkgv = mlb × mcfvgal × vcf, or

mkgv = mlbvgal × mcfvcf, but mkgv is, by definition, the density (d) in kg/m³, so

d = mlbvgal × mcfvcf

Rearranging the formula above we get

mlb = d × vgal × vcfmcf

Finally, we can generalize this formula any units of mass and volume, since we know how to find the values for mcf and vcf (Check the factor tables below).

m = d × v × vcfmcf

That is exactly the formula that we use in this calculator. You can see how this formula works reading the example above or/and choosing another one at the bottom of this page.

Densities for common substances chart

SubstanceDensityTemp.
1,1,2 trichlorotrifluoroethane1564 kg/m³25 °C
1,2,4 trichlorobenzene1454 kg/m³20 °C
1,4 dioxane1033.6 kg/m³20 °C
2 methoxyethanol964.6 kg/m³20 °C
acetic acid1049.1 kg/m³25 °C
acetone784.58 kg/m³25 °C
acetonitrile782.2 kg/m³20 °C
alcohol, ethyl785.06 kg/m³25 °C
alcohol, methyl786.51 kg/m³25 °C
alcohol, propyl799.96 kg/m³25 °C
ammonia604 kg/m³25 °C
ammonia (aqua)823.35 kg/m³25 °C
aniline1018.93 kg/m³25 °C
automobile oils (average)910 kg/m³15 °C
beer (average)1010 kg/m³10 °C
benzene873.81 kg/m³25 °C
benzil1079.64 kg/m³25 °C
brine1230 kg/m³15 °C
bromine3120.4 kg/m³25 °C
butane599.09 kg/m³25 °C
butyric acid959 kg/m³20 °C
caproic acid921.06 kg/m³25 °C
carbolic acid956.3 kg/m³15 °C
carbon disulfide1260.97 kg/m³25 °C
carbon tetrachloride1584.39 kg/m³25 °C
carene856.99 kg/m³25 °C
castor oil956.14 kg/m³25 °C
CCL41584 kg/m³25 °C
chloride1559.88 kg/m³25 °C
chlorobenzene1105.8 kg/m³20 °C
chloroform1489.2 kg/m³20 °C
chloroform1464.73 kg/m³20 °C
citric acid1659.51 kg/m³25 °C
CO2680 kg/m³25 °C
coconut oil924.27 kg/m³15 °C
cotton seed oil925.87 kg/m³15 °C
creosote1066.83 kg/m³15 °C
cresol1023.58 kg/m³25 °C
crude oil, 32.6° api862 kg/m³60 °F
crude oil, 35.6° api847 kg/m³60 °F
crude oil, 40° api825 kg/m³60 °F
crude oil, 48° api790 kg/m³60 °F
crude oil, california915 kg/m³60 °F
crude oil, mexican973 kg/m³60 °F
crude oil, texas873 kg/m³60 °F
cumene860.19 kg/m³25 °C
cyclohexane778.5 kg/m³20 °C
cyclopentane745.4 kg/m³20 °C
decane726.28 kg/m³25 °C
dichloromethane1326 kg/m³20 °C
dichloromethane1326 kg/m³20 °C
diesel fuel oil 20 to 60885 kg/m³15 °C
diethyl ether714 kg/m³20 °C
diethylene glycol1120 kg/m³15 °C
dimethyl acetamide941.5 kg/m³20 °C
dimethyl sulfoxide1100.4 kg/m³20 °C
dodecane754.63 kg/m³25 °C
ethane570.26 kg/m³-89 °C
ethanol783 kg/m³25 °C
ether72.72 kg/m³25 °C
ethyl acetate900.6 kg/m³20 °C
ethyl alcohol789.2 kg/m³20 °C
ethyl ether713.3 kg/m³20 °C
ethylamine680.78 kg/m³16 °C
ethylene dichloride1253 kg/m³20 °C
ethylene glycol1096.78 kg/m³25 °C
fluorine refrigerant r 121310.95 kg/m³25 °C
formaldehyde812.14 kg/m³45 °C
formic acid 10% concentration1025 kg/m³20 °C
formic acid 80% concentration1221 kg/m³20 °C
freon 111490 kg/m³21 °C
freon 211370 kg/m³21 °C
fuel oil890.13 kg/m³60 °F
furan1416.03 kg/m³25 °C
furforol1154.93 kg/m³25 °C
gas oils890 kg/m³60 °F
gasoline750 kg/m³25 °C
gasoline, natural711.22 kg/m³60 °F
gasoline, vehicle737.22 kg/m³60 °F
glucose1395 kg/m³60 °F
glycerin1259.37 kg/m³25 °C
glycerine1260 kg/m³25 °C
glycerol1126.1 kg/m³25 °C
glyme869.1 kg/m³20 °C
heptane679.5 kg/m³25 °C
hexane654.83 kg/m³25 °C
SubstanceDensityTemp.
hexanol810.53 kg/m³25 °C
hexene671.17 kg/m³25 °C
hydrazine794.52 kg/m³25 °C
iodine4927.28 kg/m³25 °C
ionene932.27 kg/m³25 °C
iso octane691.9 kg/m³20 °C
isobutyl alcohol801.6 kg/m³20 °C
isopropyl alcohol785.4 kg/m³20 °C
isopropyl myristate853.2 kg/m³20 °C
kerosene817.15 kg/m³60 °F
linolenic acid898.64 kg/m³25 °C
linseed oil929.07 kg/m³25 °C
mek802.52 kg/m³25 °C
methane464.54 kg/m³-164 °C
methanol791.3 kg/m³20 °C
methyl ethyl ketone (mek)804.9 kg/m³20 °C
methyl isoamyl ketone888 kg/m³20 °C
methyl isobutyl ketone800.8 kg/m³20 °C
methyl n propyl ketone808.2 kg/m³20 °C
methyl t butyl ether740.5 kg/m³20 °C
milk970 kg/m³15 °C
n butyl acetate879.6 kg/m³20 °C
n butyl alcohol809.7 kg/m³20 °C
n butyl chloride886.2 kg/m³20 °C
n methylpyrrolidone1030.4 kg/m³20 °C
n octane692 kg/m³25 °C
n propyl alcohol803.7 kg/m³20 °C
n,n dimethylformamide948.7 kg/m³20 °C
naphtha664.77 kg/m³15 °C
naphtha, wood959.51 kg/m³25 °C
napthalene820.15 kg/m³25 °C
o dichlorobenzene1305.8 kg/m³20 °C
o xylene880.2 kg/m³20 °C
ocimene797.72 kg/m³25 °C
octane917.86 kg/m³15 °C
oil engine885 kg/m³25 °C
oil light910 kg/m³25 °C
olive oil1395 kg/m³20 °C
oxygen (liquid)1140 kg/m³-183 °C 
palmitic acid850.58 kg/m³25 °C
pentane626.2 kg/m³20 °C
pentane624.82 kg/m³20 °C
petrol, natural711.22 kg/m³60 °F
petrol737.22 kg/m³60 °F
petroleum ether640 kg/m³20 °C
phenol1072.28 kg/m³25 °C
phosgene1377.59 kg/m³0 °C
phytadiene823.35 kg/m³25 °C
pinene856.99 kg/m³25 °C
propane583.07 kg/m³-40 °C
propane, R 290493.53 kg/m³25 °C
propanol804.13 kg/m³25 °C
propylene514.35 kg/m³25 °C
propylene carbonate1200.6 kg/m³20 °C
propylene glycol965.27 kg/m³25 °C
pyridine978.73 kg/m³25 °C
pyrrole965.91 kg/m³25 °C
R 121310 kg/m³25 °C
R 134a1206 kg/m³25 °C
R 221190 kg/m³25 °C
rape seed oil920 kg/m³20 °C
resorcinol1268.66 kg/m³25 °C
rosin oil980 kg/m³15 °C
sabiname812.14 kg/m³25 °C
sea water1025.18 kg/m³25 °C
silane717.63 kg/m³25 °C
sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)1250 kg/m³15 °C
sorbaldehyde895.43 kg/m³25 °C
soya bean oil1395 kg/m³15 °C
stearic acid890.63 kg/m³25 °C
styrene903.44 kg/m³25 °C
sugar solution 68 brix1338 kg/m³15 °C
sulphuric acid 95% conc.1839 kg/m³20 °C
sunflower oil920 kg/m³20 °C
terpinene847.38 kg/m³25 °C
tetrahydrofuran888 kg/m³20 °C
toluene866.9 kg/m³20 °C
toluene862.27 kg/m³20 °C
triethylamine727.6 kg/m³20 °C
trifluoroacetic acid1489 kg/m³20 °C
turpentine868.2 kg/m³25 °C
water1000 kg/m³25 °C
water, pure1000 kg/m³4 °C
water, sea1021.98 kg/m³77 °F
whale oil925 kg/m³15 °C

The above tables contains values for the densities of many common substances in kilograms per cubic meter. The last column shows at which temperature the measurement was made. See details on how to use it above.

Volume UnitFactor to convert to m³ (vcf)
milliliter0.000001
UK fluid ounce0.0000284130625
US fluid ounce0.00002957352956
UK gallon0.00454609
US gallon0.003785411784
Mass UnitFactor to convert to kg (mcf)
milligram0.000001
gram0.001
tonne1000
pound0.45359237
ounce0.02834952313

The above tables contains the conversion factors to convert units of volume to cubic meter, as well as, to convert other units of mass to kilograms. See details above.

Values Near 1 liter in kilogram

Liters to kilograms Conversion Chart
1 liter817 kilograms
1.1 liters899 kilograms
1.2 liters981 kilograms
1.3 liters1060 kilograms
1.4 liters1140 kilograms
1/2 liters1230 kilograms
1.6 liters1310 kilograms
1.7 liters1390 kilograms
1.8 liters1470 kilograms
1.9 liters1550 kilograms
2 liters1630 kilograms
2.1 liters1720 kilograms
2.2 liters1800 kilograms
2.3 liters1880 kilograms
2.4 liters1960 kilograms
1/2 liters2042 7/8 kilograms
Liters to kilograms Conversion Chart
1/2 liters2042 7/8 kilograms
2.6 liters2120 kilograms
2.7 liters2210 kilograms
2.8 liters2290 kilograms
2.9 liters2370 kilograms
3 liters2450 kilograms
3.1 liters2530 kilograms
3.2 liters2610 kilograms
3.3 liters2700 kilograms
3.4 liters2780 kilograms
1/2 liters2860 kilograms
3.6 liters2940 kilograms
3.7 liters3020 kilograms
3.8 liters3110 kilograms
3.9 liters3190 kilograms
4 liters3270 kilograms

Note: some values may be rounded.

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