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Mr Benn
01-10-2010, 23:29
100 mg of water is meant to be equal to 100ml .

Why do Russians call 100 ml of vodka " sto grammes?".

Is it the same?

I know that 100 grammes of a dense substance would be much less than 100ml by volume.

Can someone explain please?

tvadim133
02-10-2010, 00:09
[quote=Mr Benn;738012]100 mg of water is meant to be equal to 100ml .

double post

tvadim133
02-10-2010, 00:13
100 mg of water is meant to be equal to 100ml .

Why do Russians call 100 ml of vodka " sto grammes?".

Is it the same?

I know that 100 grammes of a dense substance would be much less than 100ml by volume.

Can someone explain please?

Good question!

Thank you!

Frankly speaking 100 ml is 100 gr. indeed.

Actualy, only vodla is used "with grammes" as for other liquides (excluding strong alcohol), we say "ml".

Btw, in old times, the was an expression: "кушать водку; откушать водочки" (that is "to eat vodka").

May be, that is why we use "grammes" with vodka (we consider it to be "a special meal"? ) :)

Mr Benn
02-10-2010, 00:56
hahaha!!! :wavey: thank you!!

tasel
02-10-2010, 00:59
Also, it can be the 100 grams of kick on the ### for 100ml.

AndreyS
02-10-2010, 01:00
hahaha!!! :wavey: thank you!!

Don't you think that to say 100 grams is much easier than 100 millilitres???

Send my regards to Paddington bear, btw.

tequilabangbang
02-10-2010, 02:05
Good question!

Thank you!

Frankly speaking 100 ml is 100 gr. indeed.

Actualy, only vodla is used "with grammes" as for other liquides (excluding strong alcohol), we say "ml".

Btw, in old times, the was an expression: "кушать водку; откушать водочки" (that is "to eat vodka").

May be, that is why we use "grammes" with vodka (we consider it to be "a special meal"? ) :)

i love this explanation

Mr Benn
02-10-2010, 03:07
Don't you think that to say 100 grams is much easier than 100 millilitres???

Send my regards to Paddington bear, btw.

yes, but Andrei, IS 100 ml or vODKA = 100 grams?

im not sure.

Vodka is NOT water.

Benedikt
02-10-2010, 11:49
80 proof vodka contains 40% alcohol

1 gram of alcohol has 7 calories (7 calories per gram)

1 shot is about 45 milliliters by volume

A shot of 80 proof vodka would consist of 18 milliliters of alcohol (40%) and 27 milliliters of water (60%)

1 ml of alcohol weighs .8 grams

sorry for the rest i can't find my calculator, so work it out please how many ml is 100 gr of Vodka:evilgrin:

of course this is GOOD vodka, if you have some stuff that contains god knows what, the weight will be different, but drinking a bottle of moonshine, will not make you worry anymore about a few grams more or less, you are counting the daisies already from underneath..:evilgrin:

Noor
02-10-2010, 13:23
It's chemistry. Formula of alcohol is CH3-CH2-OH that makes its molecular weight 46 and water is 18. In vodka 40% alcohol, so average molecular weight of vodka is 46X0.4 + 18X0.6=29.2 which is more than 18. so the volume of 100 gm vodka is less than 100 gm water

FatAndy
02-10-2010, 14:05
2 Benedikt:
of course this is GOOD vodka - vodka can't be bad, only good or very good ;)

2 Mr Benn:
Ethanol density is 0.79, so 40 ml will weigh 31.6 g, plus 60 ml of water 60g, sum is 91.6 g, discarding tracks of aromatizers, malate, salts and higher spirits.

Welcome to the forum, BTW! It's rare thing when foreigner starts to ask vitally critical questions immediately, I appreciate... :D

And one correction - real Russians never ask for sto gramm, they do "sto piatdesiat" ;)

AndreyS
02-10-2010, 14:18
1 gram of alcohol has 7 calories (7 calories per gram)



Oh dear! Not calories but kilocalories! There is some difference, right?

Benedikt
02-10-2010, 19:19
It's chemistry. Formula of alcohol is CH3-CH2-OH that makes its molecular weight 46 and water is 18. In vodka 40% alcohol, so average molecular weight of vodka is 46X0.4 + 18X0.6=29.2 which is more than 18. so the volume of 100 gm vodka is less than 100 gm water

but the weight...:verycool:

Benedikt
02-10-2010, 19:22
because at the restaurants they ask for a bottle or
'stof na 500'.:11629:

but indeed, very seldom we have orders for 50 or 100 gr...:11629:

FatAndy
02-10-2010, 19:55
Benedikt, 3*150 ~ 500 ;)

Russian people usually drink by 2-3, very rarely alone, but not everyone can do a bottle of vodka "per seat"

they ask for a bottle or 'stof na 500'. - it's because they 1)don't like to wait and 2)respect to waiter - not to drive him (and especially her) 2 or 3 times there and back again ;)

tvadim133
02-10-2010, 20:07
Benedikt, 3*150 ~ 500 ;)

Russian people usually drink by 2-3, very rarely alone, but not everyone can do a bottle of vodka "per seat"

they ask for a bottle or 'stof na 500'. - it's because they 1)don't like to wait and 2)respect to waiter - not to drive him (and especially her) 2 or 3 times there and back again ;)

Get remembered one my business trip:

We were three and decided to order a bottle of vodka in the restaurant..

I was sure that it was OK (my "limit" to drink was 1/3 bottle).

Only next morning, I understaood that we ordered 1L bottle....

:( :( :(

Noor
22-06-2011, 00:37
but the weight...:verycool:
61.64 gram

AndreyS
22-06-2011, 00:39
Get remembered one my business trip:

We were three and decided to order a bottle of vodka in the restaurant..

I was sure that it was OK (my "limit" to drink was 1/3 bottle).

Only next morning, I understaood that we ordered 1L bottle....

:( :( :(
Now you have a new limit. Congrats!

Go beyond borders! LOL

AndreyS
22-06-2011, 00:47
It's chemistry. Formula of alcohol is CH3-CH2-OH that makes its molecular weight 46 and water is 18. In vodka 40% alcohol, so average molecular weight of vodka is 46X0.4 + 18X0.6=29.2 which is more than 18. so the volume of 100 gm vodka is less than 100 gm water

Why did you conclude that? It only means the number of molecules is less, not volume.

TGP
22-06-2011, 01:16
We say "gramms' about vodka, because it is kind of food for us rather than just a drink. We even say in Russian кушать водку. Кушать means to eat, with a slightly different nuance... though, now they often use this very word instead of есть (which is actually wrong). Ok, this is a linguistic question.

In short, vodka is more than just a drink, though it is alcoholic.