To convert calories to joules (cal to J) or to convert joules to calories (J to cal), you may use the converter above. Alternatively, to find out how many joules there are in "x" calories, you may use the calories to joules table.
Below, you will find information of how to convert calories to joules and how to convert joules to calories, including the formulas and example conversions.
How to convert small (scientific) calories to joules?
1 Small calorie is equal to 4.184 joules (J). To convert calories to joules, multiply the calorie value by 4.184.
small calorie to joules formula
joule = calorie * 4.184
1 Small Calorie = 4.184 Joules
How to convert joules to small calories?
1 Joule is equal to 0.239005736 small calorie. To convert joules to calories, multiply the joule value by 0.239005736 or divide by 4.184.
joules to small calories formula
calorie = joule * 0.239005736
calorie = joule * 4.184
1 Joule = 0.239005736 Small Calorie
What is a Calorie?
Small Calorie is a metric energy unit and defined as the amount of energy to heat 1 gram of water to 1 degree Celsius. 1 Small (gram) calorie = 4.184 joules. The symbol is "cal".
Nutritional (food) Calorie is an energy unit and defined as the amount of energy to heat 1 kilogram of water to 1 degree Celsius. It is 1000 times higher than the scientific (small) calorie unit. 1 Nutritional calorie (kilocalorie) = 4184 joules. The symbol is "Cal".
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