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Kilocalorie

Definition

noun, plural: kilocalories

A measure of heat energy that is equal to the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Centigrade at one atmospheric pressure.


Supplement

It is used in measurements of the heat production of chemical reactions, including those involved in biology.


Abbreviation: Cal or cal, kcal

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Compare: Joule


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Burning foods

But a food Calorie is an energy kilocalorie - or is that not true everywhere?

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by Darby
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:28 pm
 
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Topic: Burning foods
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