An ounce or a fluid ounce is the unit used for measuring the fluid. In routine conversation, referred to simply ounce instead of a fluid ounce where context clears the meaning. There are various definitions of a fluid ounce but nowadays only definitions are used in common. One is British imperial and second is US customary fluid ounce.The most common question arises in the mind of people is how many ml in an oz? both are unit of volume. But the context of use is different. To know how many ml in an oz, first we have to discuss milliliter.
What is an ounce or a fluid ounce?
An imperial fluid ounce is 1⁄20 of an imperial pint or approximately 28.41 ml. And A US fluid ounce is 1⁄16 of a US fluid pint or approximately 29.57 ml. The capacity of a carton of ice cream is often measured in pints.
The fluid ounce is actually the volume covers by the one ounce of some material like water etc. Here we will talk about US customary fluid ounce.
What is milliliter?
A milliliter is also a unit used to measure liquid volume. It is a metric system volume unit. The basic unit of volume is Liter (L) but the most common derived unit is milliliter (ml). 1 ml is equal to 1/1000 Liter or you can say 1000 ml is equal to 1 liter.
How many ml in an oz?
The answer is 29.5735296875 when considering the US customary unit. In general, it is defined as 1 fl. oz is equal to 30ml.
Why we need this conversion?
It always makes sense to use different units for different purposes. You can explain the capacity of a water tank in gallons or liter. But it is not a good idea to describe the quantity of a perfume or a syrup in liters. For this, we need a smaller unit like milliliter or an ounce. For a clear understanding of the capacity, we need to know the relationship between units. As we are discussing the milliliter and ounce so it is very useful to know how many ml in an ounce.
The complete conversion process (ounce to ml)
Here is the complete conversion process, step by step to know how many milliliters in an ounce.
It is not so simple and easy. But here we’ll try to explain it in easy steps.
Let’s say the material is 16 ounce. In the first step covert it to grams. As one ounce is equal to 28.35 grams. So 16×28.35 is equal to 453.6 grams.
In the second step, find the density of your material by using density chart which is easily available online. Here we suppose that we have water as a material.
So 1 kg/dm3 = 1 kg/L = 1000 g/1000 cm3 = 1 g/cm3 = 1 g/ml (water).
The density of water is 1g/cc or 1g/ml. One cc (cubic centimeter) is equal to 1 milliliter, so the abbreviation for density could also be written as g/mL.
In the third step, we will divide the material weight (in grams) by the density of this material. This will give us the volume of the material in ml.
So the 453.6 grams of water is equal to 453.6 ml. in simple word 16 oz of water is equal to 453.6 milliliters.
Daily use of volume units:
In cooking and baking – Experts at all times confirm, and their achievement in fine cooking heavily rest on, they get the maximum exact units conversion outcomes in calculating their ingredients. In professional cooking, a correct and accurate volume and capacity unit measure can be totally vital.
On different products
In the US and UK fluid oz. and ml both are very commonly used on many liquid products. Usually, the quantity of product mentioned on the product in both unit. These products include shampoo bottles and ice cream carton etc. The difference between the UK and US fluid oz forced them to mention in both ml and fl. oz.
|1 fl. oz||29.57 ml|
|2 fl. oz||59.15 ml|
|3 fl. oz||88.72 ml|
|4 fl. oz||118.29 ml|
|5 fl. oz||147.87 ml|
|6 fl. oz||177.44 ml|
|7 fl. oz||207.01 ml|
|8 fl. oz||236.59 ml|
|9 fl. oz||266.16 ml|
|10 fl. oz||295.74 ml|
Here is some more useful conversion
- Convert to Cups
1 fl oz is equal to 0.125 cups
- Convert to Tablespoons
1 fl oz is equal to 2 tablespoons
- Convert to Teaspoons
1 fl oz is equal to 6 teaspoons