# What units do we use to measure liquid volume?

Chemists routinely use $\text{litres}$ to measure liquid and gaseous volume.
$\text{Cubic metres}$ $\equiv$ $1000 \cdot L$ is a very large volume.
In some of the literature you will find $\text{cubic decimetres}$, where $1 \cdot {\mathrm{dm}}^{-} 3$ $=$ $1 \times {\left({10}^{-} 1 m\right)}^{3}$ $=$ ${10}^{-} 3 \cdot {m}^{3} = 1 \cdot L$
For smaller volumes you may use the milliliter (mL) which is 1/1000 L and the same as a cubic centimeter ($c {m}^{3}$).