kcal to Joule Conversion

Kilocalorie (international) to Joule Conversion - Convert Kilocalorie (international) to Joule (kcal to J)

kcal to Joule Conversion

kcal to Joule - Energy - Conversion
You are currently converting Energy units from Kilocalorie (international) to Joule

1 Kilocalorie (international) (kcal)

=

4186.8 Joule (J)

Kilocalorie (international) : The kilocalorie, sometimes call kilogram calorie is a measurement unit of energy. It is defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. The symbol of kilocalorie is kcal. The kilocalorie is commonly used in measuring the calorific, heating, or metabolizing value of foods. It is equal to 1000 calories, or approximately 4.2 kilojoules.

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.

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