the capacity of a container is the amount of liquid that it can hold.

capacity is the volume of liquids.

the basic unit in the metric system for capacity is the litre, symbol l.

the most commonly used units for capacity are millilitres and litres.

Key Skills

  • use appropriately the commonly used units of capacity and volume.
  • convert between the commonly used metric units of capacity and volume.
  • measure and estimate the capacity and volumes of containers and liquids.