What is 120 milliliters converted to grams?


Quick Answer

If converting milliliters to grams of pure water, the relationship is one-to-one, so 120 milliliters of pure water is equal to 120 grams. However, when converting any other substance, density must be taken into account when completing the conversion.

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Milliliters describes the volume of a substance, while grams discusses the mass or weight. To complete a conversion of 120 milliliters of a different substance into grams, the density must first be known. Density can be expressed in terms of grams per milliliter. For example, if something has a density of 2 grams per milliliter, 120 milliliters would equal 120 x 2, canceling out the milliliters and leaving the expression in grams for a total weight of 240 grams.

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