Converting Microliters to Milliliters

Worked Volume Unit Conversion Example Problem

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The method to convert microliters (μL) to milliliters (mL) is demonstrated in this worked example problem.

Problem

Express 6.2 x 104 microliters in milliliters.

Solution

1 μL = 10-6 L

1 mL = 10-3 L

Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be cancelled out. In this case, we want mL to be the remaining unit.

Volume in mL = (Volume in μL) x (10-6 L/1 μL) x (1 mL/10-3 L)

Volume in mL = (6.2 x 104 μL) x (10-6 L/1 μL) x (1 mL/10-3 L)

Volume in mL = (6.2 x 104 μL) x (10-6/10-3 mL/μL)

Volume in mL = (6.2 x 104 μL) x (10-3 mL/μL)

Volume in mL = 6.2 x 101 μL or 62 mL

Answer

6.2 x 104 μL = 62 mL

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Helmenstine, Todd. "Converting Microliters to Milliliters." ThoughtCo, Mar. 19, 2017, thoughtco.com/converting-microliters-to-milliliters-609389. Helmenstine, Todd. (2017, March 19). Converting Microliters to Milliliters. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-microliters-to-milliliters-609389 Helmenstine, Todd. "Converting Microliters to Milliliters." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-microliters-to-milliliters-609389 (accessed December 15, 2017).