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Encyclopedia > Orders of magnitude (volume)
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Orders of magnitude (volume or capacity)
Powers of 10³ equal to... examples orders of magnitude
10-45 cubic metres -- volume of a proton
10-9 cubic metres -- -- 10-9 m³ , 10-8 m³ , 10-7
10-6 cubic metres 1 millilitre
(1 cubic centimetre)
1 teaspoon = 3.55 ml to 5 ml

1 tablespoon = 14.2 ml to 20 ml

1 cm³, 10 cm³, 100 cm³
10-3 cubic metres 1 litre
(1 cubic decimetre)
1 US quart of milk = 0.95 liters;
1 United Kingdom quart of milk = 1.14 litres
1 dm³, 10 dm³, 100 dm³
1 cubic metre 1000 litres -- 1 m³, 10 m³, 100 m³
103 cubic metres 1000 cubic metres
(1 million litres)
-- 1 dam³, 10 dam³, 100 dam³
106 cubic metres 1 million cubic metres -- 1 hm³, 10 hm³, 100 hm³
109 cubic metres 1 cubic kilometre Volume of Lake Mead (Hoover Dam) = 35.2 km3

Volume of crude oil on Earth = ~300 km3

1 km³, 10 km³, 100 km³
1012 cubic metres 1000 cubic kilometres Volume of Lake Superior = 12,232 km3 1012 m³ , 1013 m³ , 1014
1015 cubic metres -- -- 1015 m³, 1016 m³, 1017
1018 cubic metres -- Volume of water in all Earth oceans = 1.3×1018 m3 1018 m³, 1019 m³, 1020
1021 cubic metres -- Volume of Earth = ~1×1021 m3 1021 m³, 1022 m³, 1023
1024 cubic metres -- Volume of Jupiter = ~1×1025 m3 1024 m³, 1025 m³, 1026
1027 cubic metres -- Volume of Sun = ~1×1027 m3 1027 m³, 1028 m³, 1029
1081 m3 -- Approximate volume of the known universe 1.6 × 1081 m3

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The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of volumes that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten). Rows in the table represent increasing powers of a thousand. (Note: dam³ and hm³ stand for cubic decametre and cubic hectometre respectively. The terms in the left-hand column are common terminology.)

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