Liters to tonnes converter
How many tonnes in a liter?
1 liter of water equals 0.001 tonne
Volume to 'Weight' Converter
How to convert 1 liter of water to tonnes
To convert a quantity of a substance or material expressed as a volume to mass we simply use the formula:
mass = density × volume
We want to calculate the mass in tonnes from a volume in liters. We have the density table at the bottom of this web page that shows us the densities values in kg/m³, so we will use the folowing formula (see why below):
mass = d × v × vcf, where mcf is the conversion factor to convert from tonne to kilogram (table near the end of this page) and vcf is the conversion factor to convert from liter to cubic meters.
So, plugging these values in the formula above, we get:
mass = 1000 × 1 × 0.001
mass = 1 × 100
mass = 0.001 tonne (answer)
There are other ways to convert from volume to mass. This is one of them.
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 vm³ = vgal × vcf (2)
Now, dividing the equation (1) by the equation (2), we get
mkg = mlb × mcf, or
mkg = mlb × mcf, but mkg is, by definition, the density (d) in kg/m³, so
d = mlb × mcf
Rearranging the formula above we get
mlb = d × vgal × vcf
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 × vcf
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.
Water conversion chart near 1 liter
|Liters to tonnes of water|
|1 liter||=||0.001 tonne|
|1.1 liters||=||0.0011 tonne|
|1.2 liters||=||0.0012 tonne|
|1.3 liters||=||0.0013 tonne|
|1.4 liters||=||0.0014 tonne|
|1.5 liters||=||0.0015 tonne|
|1.6 liters||=||0.0016 tonne|
|1.7 liters||=||0.0017 tonne|
|1.8 liters||=||0.0018 tonne|
|1.9 liters||=||0.0019 tonne|
|2 liters||=||0.002 tonne|
|2.1 liters||=||0.0021 tonne|
|2.2 liters||=||0.0022 tonne|
|2.3 liters||=||0.0023 tonne|
|2.4 liters||=||0.0024 tonne|
|2.5 liters||=||0.0025 tonne|
|2.6 liters||=||0.0026 tonne|
|2.7 liters||=||0.0027 tonne|
|2.8 liters||=||0.0028 tonne|
|2.9 liters||=||0.0029 tonne|
|3 liters||=||0.003 tonne|
|3.1 liters||=||0.0031 tonne|
|3.2 liters||=||0.0032 tonne|
|3.3 liters||=||0.0033 tonne|
|3.4 liters||=||0.0034 tonne|
|3.5 liters||=||0.0035 tonne|
|3.6 liters||=||0.0036 tonne|
|3.7 liters||=||0.0037 tonne|
|3.8 liters||=||0.0038 tonne|
|3.9 liters||=||0.0039 tonne|
|4 liters||=||0.004 tonne|
|4.1 liters||=||0.0041 tonne|
|4.2 liters||=||0.0042 tonne|
|4.3 liters||=||0.0043 tonne|
|4.4 liters||=||0.0044 tonne|
|4.5 liters||=||0.0045 tonne|
|4.6 liters||=||0.0046 tonne|
Note: Values are rounded to 3 significant figures. Fractions are rounded to the nearest 8th fraction.
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 Unit||Factor to convert to m³ (vcf)|
|UK fluid ounce||0.0000284130625|
|US fluid ounce||0.00002957352956|
|Mass Unit||Factor to convert to kg (mcf)|
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.
Examples of Volume to Weight Conversions
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