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Calories to Kilojules

Postby court » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:55 pm

I am really confused.. Ok so I was under the impression that 1 calorie = 4.16 kj's but how come if you look for a calorie to kilojule calculator on google it goes the other way? I.e. it seems that a kilojule has a higher energy value than a calorie which i know is not right? Not that I need it as a know how to calculate it myself but it is still annoying me!! :shock:

So confused...
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Re: Calories to Kilojules

Postby Runner » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:37 pm

I think you have it right! A kilojoule is a smaller unit to measure energy than a calorie, so 1 calorie is equal to about 4 kilojoules. This is the same amount of energy. Its sort of like 100cm is the same lenght as 1metre.
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