kcal to kJ conversion

kcal to kilojoules conversion

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Energy result in kilojoules: kJ

Kilocalories to kilojoules conversion

It is a calculator which converts the energy in kilocalories (kcal) to energy in kilojoules (kJ). The first step is to select the unit type of calories. Enter the value of energy in kilocalories before you click the ‘Convert' button. If you need to change the calorie unit type or enter new values, you can use the ‘Reset' button since it erases everything with a single click. The results in kilojoules are displayed on the bottom platform of the converter.

Formula of converting thermochemical/ food kilocalories to kilojoules

E (kJ) = 4.184 x E (kcal-th), which means that the energy in kilojoules is calculated by multiplying the energy in kilocalories by 4.184.

It can also be expressed as;

1 kcal-th = 4.184 kJ

For example;
If the energy in kilocalories is 2000 kcal-th, find the energy in kilojoules

Solution
E (kJ) = 4.184 x E (kcal-th)

= 2000 kcal-th x 4.184 = 8368 kilojoules (kJ)

Converting international kilocalories to kilojoules

E (kJ) = 4.1868 x E (kcal-IT), where the energy in kilojoules is calculated by multiplying the energy in international kilocalories by 4.1868

For example;
If the energy in international kilocalories is 0.478, find the energy in kilojoules

Solution
E (kJ) = 4.1868 x E (kcal-IT)

= 4.1868 x 0.478 kcal-IT = 2.0012904 kilojoules (kJ)

Converting 15° C kilocalories to kilojoules

E (kJ) = 4.1855 x E (kcal15), where the energy in kilojoules is computed by multiplying the energy 15° C kilocalories by 4.1855.

For example;
Convert 0.478 15° C kilocalories to energy in kilojoules

Solution
E (kJ) = 4.1855 x E (kcal15)

= 0.478 kcal-15 x 4.1855 = 2.000669 kilojoules (kJ)

Converting 20° C kilocalories to kilojoules

E (kJ) = 4.182 x E (kcal20), where the energy in kilojoules is calculated by multiplying the energy in 20° C kilocalories by 4.182.

For example,
Convert 0.478 20°C kilocalories to kilojoules

Solution
E (kJ) = 4.182 x E (kcal20)

= 0.478 kcal20 x 4.182 = 1.998996 kilojoules (kJ)