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**A liter is the metric unit of volume, not of mass or weight.** The weight of a substance occupying 1 liter depends entirely on its density. For example, water has a density of approximately 1 gram per milliliter; hence, 1 liter of water weighs about 1 kilogram, or 2.2 lbs.

Metals are generally far more dense than water. Gold has a density of 19.3 grams per milliliter (or cubic centimeter), according to Elmhurst College. One liter of gold contains 19,300 grams (or 19.3 kilograms) of this element. Consequently, a liter of gold weighs almost 20 times more than a liter of water.

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## How many cups are in 1 liter?

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Full Answer >**One liter is usually equivalent to about 4 cups, but there are different kinds of cups.**The measurement changes slightly depending on if one is using metric, U.S. customary, U.S. "legal," Canadian, Imperial, Japanese or traditional Japanese cups.Filed Under: - Q:
## Is the basic unit of volume in the metric system the gram?

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Full Answer >**The basic unit of volume in the metric system is the liter.**Volume is a three-dimensional measurement of space, determined by multiplying the lengths of the three dimensions occupied by matter. Therefore, cubic-meters can also be used as a unit of volume. One cubic-meter is equivalent to 1,000 liters.Filed Under: - Q:
## How many quarts are in a liter?

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Full Answer >**There are 1.06 quarts in a liter.**The volume of a liter is defined as 1 cubic deciliter. At 4 degrees Celsius, 1 kilogram of water has the volume of 1 liter. For cooking purposes, Betty Crocker considers the quart and liter to be equivalent.Filed Under: - Q:
## What is the difference between milliliters and cubic centimeters?

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Full Answer >**The milliliter is based on the liter, which is not a standard unit in the SI system, while the cubic centimeter is a derived unit from the SI standard unit of length, the meter.**Both contain the same volume.Filed Under: