# Joule to Calorie Conversion

## Joule to Calorie Conversion - Convert Joule to Calorie (J to cal)

### You are currently converting Energy units from Joule to Calorie

1 Joule (J)

=

0.23885 Calorie (cal)

Joule : Joule is a derived unit of energy, work, or amount of heat in the international system of units. Its symbol is J. In the energy unit system, it is equal to the energy expended in applying a force of one newton through a distance of one meter. The unit name “joule” is in honor of the English physicist James Prescott Joule.

Calorie : The calorie is a pre-SI metric unit of energy. Its symbol is cal, and first defined as a unit of heat by Nicolas Clément in 1824. The calorie is commonly used in the field of chemistry, and in many countries it is commonly used as a unit of food energy. There are two defined for the calorie, gram calorie (approximately equals 4.2 joules) and kilogram calorie (approximately equals 4.2 kilojoules).

### Energy Conversion Calculator

1 Joule = 0.23885 Calorie (international)

### FAQ about Joule to Calorie Conversion

1 joule (J) is equal to 0.23885 calorie (cal).

1J = 0.23885cal

The Energy E in calorie (cal) is equal to the Energy E in joule (J) times 0.23885, that conversion formula:

E(cal) = E(J) × 0.23885

One Joule is equal to 0.23885 Calorie:

1J = 1J × 0.23885 = 0.23885cal

One Calorie is equal to 4.1868 Joule:

1cal = 1cal × 4.1868 = 4.1868J

E(cal) = 5(J) × 0.23885 = 1.19425cal