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How many kilogram calorie in 1 cal?
The answer is 0.001.
We assume you are converting between kilogram calorie and calorie [15 °C].
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kilogram calorie or cal
The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.
1 joule is equal to 0.000238902957619 kilogram calorie, or 0.238902957619 cal.
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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.
15 °C calorie: the amount of energy required to warm 1 g of air-free water from 14.5 °C to 15.5 °C at a constant pressure of 101.325 kPa (1 atm). Experimental values of this calorie ranged from 4.1852 J to 4.1858 J. The CIPM in 1950 published a mean experimental value of 4.1855 J, noting an uncertainty of 0.0005 J.
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