Measurement of Capacity (Volume) -

Capacity of a container is the amount of liquid it can hold. The standard unit of capacity is litre (l).

For measuring the capacity of a bigger container like a water tank or a swimming pool, we use bigger units of capacity called kilolitre (kl).

 1 kl = 1000 l

To measure the capacity of very small containers such as an injection cyringe, we use smaller units of capacity called millilitre (ml).

 1 l = 1000 ml

Kilolitre (kl), hectolitre (hl) and decalitre (dal) are the units of capacity bigger than litre (l).

 1 dal = 10 l

 1 hl = 100 l

 1 kl = 1000 l

Decilitre (dl), centilitre (cl) and millilitre (ml) are the units of capacity smaller than litre (l).

 1 l = 10 dl

 1 l = 100 cl

 1 l = 1000 ml