# ››Convert joule to kilogram calorie

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How many joules in 1 kilogram calorie? The answer is 4185.8.
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The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.
1 joule is equal to 0.000238902957619 kilogram calorie.
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# ››Definition: Joule

The joule (symbol J, also called newton meter, watt second, or coulomb volt) is the SI unit of energy and work. The unit is pronounced to rhyme with "tool", and is named in honor of the physicist James Prescott Joule (1818-1889).

# ››Definition: Kilogram calorie

The large calorie or kilogram calorie approximates the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 °C. This is about 4.185 kJ, and exactly 1000 small calories.

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