What you should know about Calories and Joules
How many Joules are in one Calorie?
1 calth = 4.184 J
1 cal15 = 4.1855 J
1 Cal = 4184 J
How many Calories are in one joule?
1 J = 0.23900573614 calth
1 J = 0.23892008123 cal15
1 J = 0.00023900573614 Cal
If we want to convert 15 cal in Joules, then we will proceed as following:
Thermochemical Calories to Joules
E(J) = 4.184 × E(calth) = 4.184 × 15calth = 62.76 J
15ºC Calories to Joules
E(J) = 4.1855 × E(cal15) = 4.1855 × 15cal15 = 62.7825 J
Large/food Calories to Joules
E(J) = 4184 × E(Cal) = 4184 × 15Cal = 62760 J
Definition of Calorie provided by YourDictionary.com
- the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree celsius; gram calorie; small calorie
- the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree celsius; great calorie; kilocalorie; 1,000 calories; large calorie
- a. a unit equal to the large calorie, used for measuring the energy produced by food when oxidized in the body
b. an amount of food able to produce one large calorie of energy
Definition of Joule provided by Dictionary.com
the standard unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force: equivalent to 10 7ergs and one watt-second.
Calories and Joules are two energy units. Calories and Joules units are used in various fields of activity such as physics, chemistry and other industries. This calculator is useful both for those who’s working in these fields of activity but also for students who study energies as Calories and Joules at school.
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