One milliliter equals 1 gram only when the density of a liquid is 1 gram per milliliter. The most common substance that has 1 gram per milliliter is water. The milliliter is a unit of volume that is one-thousandth of a liter, which is the basic metric volumetric unit. A gram is a metric unit of mass equivalent to one-thousandth of a kilogram.Continue Reading
Density is the measure of compactness of a substance, which is calculated as mass per unit of volume. Density units include kilograms per cubic meter, pounds per square foot and kilograms of liquid per liter. Density is also a quantity per unit of length, area or volume, such as the number of trees per acre. One gram is 0.035 ounces, and 1 milliliter is 0.2 teaspoons.
In addition to 1 gram per milliliter, other chemical properties of water include its high-density point at 4 degrees Celsius, a structure of two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom, and its use as a heat regulator in many chemical processes. Water serves as a solvent for acids and bases to create hydroxide and hydronium ions in a solution. Ice is less dense than water, and it therefore floats on top of water. The freezing point of water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 0 degrees Celsius.Learn more about Measurements
A milliliter is a measurement of volume, while a gram is a measurement of mass. Therefore, it is impossible to convert between the two measures without additional information. However, one can determine the mass if the density of the substance in question is known.Full Answer >
For water, which has a density of 1000 milligrams per milliliter, the mass of 250 milliliters is 250,000 milligrams (250 grams). To find the mass of 250 milliliters of a substance in milligrams, one must multiply 250 by the density of the substance.Full Answer >
The number of micrograms in a milliliter of a substance is equal to the density of the substance expressed in micrograms per milliliter. A microgram measures mass, and a milliliter measures volume; they do not convert without the substance's density.Full Answer >
The conversion of milligrams to milliliters is dependent on density and can be found using the formula volume = mass/density, where the volume is in milliliters, the mass in milligrams and the density in milligrams per milliliter. The various densities of different substances give different mass to volume ratios.Full Answer >