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# What is the difference between a liter and a quart?

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A liter is a metric system measurement for volume. One kilogram of water is equal to one liter. One liter is equivalent to 1.0567 liquid US quarts, making a quart the slightly larger volume.

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Two other quart measurements are commonly recognized: dry U.S. quart and U.K. quart. Both U.K. quarts and dry U.S. quarts are slightly smaller than a liter. One liter is equivalent to 0.90808 dry U.S. quarts and 0.87988 U.K. quarts.

Chefs and culinary students are two examples of groups that might need to convert between quarts and liters. Precise measurements are necessary for many recipes, so cooks must convert these volume measurements correctly.

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CCs (cubic centimeters) and mL (milliliters) are both units of volume that are equal to each other, but derived from different base units. A volume in CCs can be converted to mL simply by multiplying by 1, because 1 CC is equal to 1 mL.

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Ten milliliters is 1/100 of a liter. In everyday operations, this is a small volume. In a standard U.S. cup, which holds 8 fluid ounces, there are 236.588 milliliters. When working with chemical compounds or on the microscopic level, 10 milliliters may be a relatively large amount.

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There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter. A liter is defined as the volume of a cube with sides that are 10 centimeters long. A liter is roughly 1.057 U.S. quarts and 0.264 of a U.S. gallon.

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A U.S. quart is slightly smaller than a liter. One liter equals approximately 1.06 U.S. quarts. Another way to express the relationship between the quart and the liter is to say that 1 quart equals 0.946 liter.