# kcal to kJ

1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kJ. A calorie is a unit that is used to measure energy. One calorie refers to the energy needed to raise the temperature of a single kg of water by a single degree celsius in temperature. A Joule is equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through one metre. The Joule derives its name from English physicist James Prescott Joule. A Joule can also be expressed in electrically terms as one watt-second. One watt-second is the energy released in one second by a current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm. This converter can be used to convert any amount of kcal to kJ. Or convert any two units of measure with the PunchlistZero master converter.

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