# Convert centimeters to microns

Enter the number of centimeters you want to convert to microns in the text box below. The conversion to length in microns will update as you type.

centimeters (cm)
1 centimeters = 10,000 microns

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in microns rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 cm = 10,000.000000 µ. The precise fraction answer is 10,000 0/1 µ.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 cm = 10,000.0 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.00 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.0000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.00000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.000000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.0000000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.00000000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.000000000 µ
• 1 cm = 10,000.0000000000 µ

## How many microns are in a centimeter?

There are 10,000 microns in one centimeter. A centimeter is 10,000 times longer than a micron. A micron is 0.010% of a centimeter

## Centimeters to microns conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between centimeters and microns is 10,000. This represents the ratio of microns per one centimeter. To calculate the value in microns, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from centimeters to microns, multiply centimeters by 10,000.
The formula is expressed as:
cm × 10,000 = µ

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 10,000 is 1/10,000 or 0. To convert from centimeters to microns, divide centimeters by 0.
The formula is expressed as:
cm ÷ 0 = µ

A conversion from centimeters to microns are units within in the metric (SI) or SI compatible systems.

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the centimeter is officially defined as one hundredth (1/100) of a meter. It is commonly used as measurement from shorter lengths. Internationally it is spelled 'centimetre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'centimeter'. The symbol for centimeters is cm.

SI Unit

The micrometer is a very small unit of length within the SI (metric) system. It is officially defined as one millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter or one thousandth (1/1,000) of a millimeter. The micrometer is also commonly referred to as a micron. It is commonly used when measuring microscopic sizes like bacteria or biological cells. Internationally it is spelled 'micrometre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'micrometer'. The symbol for a micrometer is µ.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from microns to centimeters instead.

## 1 centimeters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 cm = 1×10-5 km
• 1 cm = 0.01 m
• 1 cm = 0.1 dm
• 1 cm = 1 cm
• 1 cm = 10 mm
• 1 cm = 10,000 µ
• 1 cm = 1×107 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 cm = 6.214×10-6 mi
• 1 cm = 0.011 yd
• 1 cm = 0.033 ft
• 1 cm = 0.394 in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

## Centimeters to microns conversion table

cm µ
1 cm 10,000 µ
2 cm 20,000 µ
3 cm 30,000 µ
4 cm 40,000 µ
5 cm 50,000 µ
6 cm 60,000 µ
7 cm 70,000 µ
8 cm 80,000 µ
9 cm 90,000 µ
10 cm 100,000 µ
cm µ
20 cm 200,000 µ
30 cm 300,000 µ
40 cm 400,000 µ
50 cm 500,000 µ
60 cm 600,000 µ
70 cm 700,000 µ
80 cm 800,000 µ
90 cm 900,000 µ
100 cm 1,000,000 µ
1,000 cm 1×107 µ