# What are the units for volume?

$\text{Pints, gallons, bushels, hogsheads, pecks........}$
Chemists tend to use $\text{litres}$, and $\text{millilitres}$. The unit proposed under the SI system of measurement, ${m}^{3}$, is an impossibly large volume.
In the UK, we tend to use ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$, where $d$ stands for ${10}^{-} 1$, and thus $1 \cdot {\mathrm{dm}}^{3} \equiv {\left(1 \times {10}^{-} 1 \cdot m\right)}^{3} = {10}^{-} 3 \cdot {m}^{3} \equiv 1 \cdot L$; and thus $1000 \cdot L \equiv 1000 \cdot {\mathrm{dm}}^{3} \equiv 1 \cdot {m}^{3}$.