## Microliters

Microliters are a unit of volume in the metric system used to measure very small amounts of liquid. One microliter is equal to one millionth of a liter. This tiny unit of measurement is often denoted by the symbol μL. To put it into perspective, a single drop of water is roughly equivalent to about 50 microliters.

## Liters

A Liter is a metric volume unit equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters, 1 cubic decimeter or 33.814 fluid ounces in the imperial system. The volume is equivalent to a cube with 10cm on each of its sides.

Liters as a measurement unit can be traced back to the French revolution and the start of the metric system. Metric measurements created a standardized and decimal system of measures that would be easy to use.

When converting volume measurements, be sure to remember that the dimensions are cubed and so doubling the sides of a cube will increase the volume by a factor of eight. To make conversions easier, please use our conversion calculators such as the one on this page and refer to the calculation underneath if you want to understand how the conversion is calculated. To select your required conversion please start here: Liters conversion.