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Simple unit conversion tool that helps you to convert Joules to Calories.

## What you should know about Joules and Calories

### How many Calories are in one joule?

**Thermochemical Calories**

1 J = 0.23900573614 cal_{th}

**15ºC calories**

1 J = 0.23892008123 cal_{15}

**Large/food calories**

1 J = 0.00023900573614 Cal

### How many Joules are in one Calorie?

**Thermochemical Calories**

1 cal_{th} = 4.184 J

**15ºC Calories**

1 cal_{15} = 4.1855 J

**Large/food Calories**

1 Cal = 4184 J

**Conversion Example:**

If we want to convert 800J in calories, then we will proceed as following:

**Joules to Thermochemical Calories**

*E _{(cal)} = E_{(J)} / 4.184 = 800 / 4.184 = 191.2 cal_{th}*

**Joules to 15ºC calories**

*E*

_{(cal15)}= E_{(J)}/ 4.1855 = 800 / 4.1855 = 191.1 cal_{th}**Joules to Large/food calories**

*E*

_{(Cal)}= E_{(J)}/ 4184 = 800 / 4184 = 0.1912 CalDefinition 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.

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

Joules and Calories are two energy units. Joules and Calories 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 Joules and Calories at school.

Our Joules to Calories converter is especially designed to make your calculations fast. You just need to enter Joules value on the first box and the converter will do the rest for you and automatically convert Joules to Calories.

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