2Learning GoalsVolume measures the space an object occupies, while capacity measures the amount of liquid or gas an object holds.Units of capacity and volume are related.Large masses are measured in kilograms, small masses are measured in grams, and very small masses are measured in milligrams.
3Units of both volume and capacity are used to measure the ‘size’ of three-dimensional objects.
4Units of capacity, such as milliliters (mL) or liters (L), are used to measure liquids or gases and the containers that hold them.
5Units of volume, such as cubic centimeters or cubic meters are used to measure the space an object occupies.
6Conversion of Capacity Measures You can use these relationships to convert between volume and capacity measures:Conversion of Capacity Measures1 cm3 = 1 mL1 m3 = 1000 L1000 cm3 = 1 L1m3= cm3