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Kilogram per cubic metre is the SI measure of density and is represented as kg/m3[1], where kg stands for kilogram and m3 stands for cubic metre. The kilogram was originally based on the mass of one litre of water, thus the density of water is about 1000 kg/m3.

kg/m3 is sometimes equivalently written as kg m−3.

To convert from g/cm3 to kg/m3, divide by 1,000 for grams to kilograms conversion and multiply by 1003 (there are 100 cm for every 1 metre) for the cm3 to m3 conversion, hence 1 g/cm3 equals 1000 kg/m3.


  1. ^ International Bureau of Weights and Measures Pocket SI reference (2006)

Simple English

A kilogram per cubic meter is a measurement of density. It is defined as the amount of kilograms that one cubic meter of a substance has in it.


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