# What instrument measures volume?

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## What instrument measures volume?

Volumetric cylinders and volumetric flasks are used to measure volume of liquids contained in them. They are calibrated for volume included in them – this is indicated by the marking “IN”. The liquid has accurate volume when it reaches the corresponding marking on the scale. Volume is usually indicated in mL.

## What is the best instrument to use to measure volume?

Tools Used to Measure the Volume of a Liquid

- Beakers and Flasks. Beakers and Erlenmeyer flasks can be used to make coarse measurements of volumes, provided that graduated volume levels are printed on the side of the beaker or flask (not all beakers and flasks have these marks).
- Graduated Cylinders.
- Burets.
- Pipets.

## How can you measure volume?

Units of Measure

- Volume = length x width x height.
- You only need to know one side to figure out the volume of a cube.
- The units of measure for volume are cubic units.
- Volume is in three-dimensions.
- You can multiply the sides in any order.
- Which side you call length, width, or height doesn’t matter.

## How do you find the volume of a container?

The basic formula for calculating the volume of a container is to multiply the length by the width by the depth. Assuming you measure all three dimensions in inches, the resulting figure will be in cubic inches.

## Is volume a fundamental unit?

The unit for volume is a unit derived from the SI unit of length and is not a fundamental SI measurement. If two water samples have different volumes, they still share a common measurement: the density. Density is another measurement derived from SI basic units.

## What are the 7 basic units?

The seven SI base units, which are comprised of:

- Length – meter (m)
- Time – second (s)
- Amount of substance – mole (mole)
- Electric current – ampere (A)
- Temperature – kelvin (K)
- Luminous intensity – candela (cd)
- Mass – kilogram (kg)

## What is the largest volume unit?

Kiloliter