Volume is measured in cubic units, while capacity can be measured in almost every other unit, including liters, gallons, pounds, etc.
Beyond that, how do you convert units of liquid volume?
But, how do you measure liquid volume accurately?
Graduated cylinders, beakers, volumetric pipets, burets and volumetric flasks are five kinds of glassware often used to measure out specific volumes. Volumetric pipets, flasks and burets are the most accurate; the glassware makers calibrate these to a high level of accuracy.
How do 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.
There are other units for measuring volume; cubic inches, cubic feet, cubic yards are all units used for measuring volume. Milliliters, liters, gallons are also used especially when measuring liquids. We write cubic sizes using a small 3 next to the unit.
Volume measures the space inside a 3-dimensional (3D) object. The standard units of volume are cubic metres (m 3), cubic centimetres (cm 3) and cubic millimetres (mm 3). Capacity measures the amount that a 3-dimensional (3D) object can hold. The standard units of capacity are litres (l) and millilitres (ml).
For those people looking for the formula for converting volume to weight, and vice-versa, it looks like this (adapted from answers.com): Density = mass/volume (ρ=m/V). So V=m/ρ and has units (kilograms)/(kilograms per cubic meter)=cubic meter.
A liquid takes the shape of its container because particles in a liquid can flow to new locations. The volume of a liquid is constant because forces of attraction keep the particles close together. Behavior of Solids: Solids have a definite volume and shape because particles in a solid vibrate around fixed locations.