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Characteristic

kilocalorie

( The "nutritional" or "diet" calorie—International Steam Table definition )

Notes

Symbol

kcal

Other Names

Calorie, kilogram-calorie, grand-calorie, large-calorie, major-calorie, Calorie-IT, kilocalorie-IT, kilogram-calorie-IT, grand-calorie-IT, large-calorie-IT, major-calorie-IT

Metric (SI) Equivalent

4.1868 kilojoules

This equivalent and the others below are calculated from exact values.

Other Metric (SI) Equivalents with More Basic Units

4.1868 kilonewton meters

4186.8 meter2 kilograms / second2

Metric (SI) Dimensions

length2 × mass × time-2

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

1000 calories

Quantity

Energy, Work, and Heat

Unit Group

kilocalorie Group