Calories (Kilogram,I.T.) conversion

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Calories (Kilogram,I.T.)


  • calIT

Unit of:

  • Energy and power

Worldwide use:

  • As part of the metric system but not an SI unit, calories still have widespread use but are being superceded by the Joule


The 5th International Conference on the Properties of Steam defined the International Table calorie as 4.1868 J. One Calorie (Kilogram,IT) is 1,000 times this value - 4,186.8 J


The calorie was defined in 1824 by Nicolas Clément as a unit of heat. It is a metric unit but its use has been superceeded in the SI units by the Joule

Component units:

  • The kilogram calorie can be split into 1,000 calories