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Throughout this website we use the American spelling variant liter, as opposed to litre, the international writing.
Along the same lines we use kilogram, instead of kilogramme.
The liter is a unit of volume; the unit symbol is l or L, but you sometimes come across the abbreviation ltr.
In turn, the kilogram is the International System of Unit’s base unit of mass; the symbol is kg.
Liters to KilogramsThe link between the quantity volume (V) and the property mass (m) is called density.
The volumetric mass density D is defined as the quotient m / V, which, for a given substance, varies depending on temperature and pressure conditions.
On top of that, different materials generally have different densities.
Because liters to kilograms is a volume to mass conversion, the substance-specific density connects the mass and volume, in function of pressure and temperature, as can be seen in the formula below.
How to Convert Liter to KgWe employ the formula m = D × V.
For water at sea level at 39.2 Fahrenheit D = 1, so m = V.
In this case one liter of water equals one kilogram.
Liter to Kg Formula
For cooking water, the approximation kg ~ L most likely is good enough.
But what about milk, sugar, flour etc?
In this case, you substitute D in the ltr to kg formula with the particular density, or make use of our converters above.
For our converter, the value for D and the corresponding unit is needed.
Frequent conversions include, for example:
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we convert liter to kg?
Yes, [kg] = Density × [L].
Does a litre weigh 1 kg?
Yes – For water as a rough approximation
How heavy is a 1 liter?
It depends on the density of the material
How many kg is 1 litre of milk?
1 L milk ≈ 1.04 kg (Supposed D = 1.04 g/ml)
How many kg is 1 litre of oil?
1 L oil ≈ 0.88 kg (Assumed D = 0.88 g/ml)
Is 1 kg more than 1 litre?
1 kg can be more, less or equal to 1 litre depending on the density of the ingredient
Is 1 liter oil equal to 1 kg?
No, 1 liter cooking oil equals approximately 0.88 kg
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