# Convert Kilocalories to Joules

Enter the energy in kilocalories below to get the value converted to joules.

**Results in Joules:**

## How to Convert Kilocalories to Joules

To convert a kilocalorie measurement to a joule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One kilocalorie is equal to 4,184 joules, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in joules is equal to the kilocalories multiplied by 4,184.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilocalories to joules using the formula above.

Kilocalories and joules are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Kilocalories

One kilocalorie, is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Kilocalories can be abbreviated as *kcal*, for example 1 kilocalorie can be written as 1 kcal.

When being used to measure nutrition or metabolic processes, the large calorie is used, which is equal to one kilocalorie.

## Joules

The joule is the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter. One joule is equal to the heat energy dissipated by the current of one ampere through one ohm of resistance for one second.

One joule is also equal to the energy needed to move an electric charge of one coulomb through a potential difference of one volt. In addition, one joule is also equal to the one watt-second.

The joule is the SI derived unit for energy in the metric system. Joules can be abbreviated as *J*, for example 1 joule can be written as 1 J.

## Kilocalorie Measurements and Equivalent Joule Conversions

Kilocalories | Joules |
---|---|

1 kcal | 4,184 J |

2 kcal | 8,368 J |

3 kcal | 12,552 J |

4 kcal | 16,736 J |

5 kcal | 20,920 J |

6 kcal | 25,104 J |

7 kcal | 29,288 J |

8 kcal | 33,472 J |

9 kcal | 37,656 J |

10 kcal | 41,840 J |

11 kcal | 46,024 J |

12 kcal | 50,208 J |

13 kcal | 54,392 J |

14 kcal | 58,576 J |

15 kcal | 62,760 J |

16 kcal | 66,944 J |

17 kcal | 71,128 J |

18 kcal | 75,312 J |

19 kcal | 79,496 J |

20 kcal | 83,680 J |

21 kcal | 87,864 J |

22 kcal | 92,048 J |

23 kcal | 96,232 J |

24 kcal | 100,416 J |

25 kcal | 104,600 J |

26 kcal | 108,784 J |

27 kcal | 112,968 J |

28 kcal | 117,152 J |

29 kcal | 121,336 J |

30 kcal | 125,520 J |

31 kcal | 129,704 J |

32 kcal | 133,888 J |

33 kcal | 138,072 J |

34 kcal | 142,256 J |

35 kcal | 146,440 J |

36 kcal | 150,624 J |

37 kcal | 154,808 J |

38 kcal | 158,992 J |

39 kcal | 163,176 J |

40 kcal | 167,360 J |

## More Kilocalorie Energy Conversions

**Joules**

- Convert to Kilojoules
- 1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kilojoules
- Convert to Megajoules
- 1 kcal is equal to 0.004184 megajoules
- Convert to Gigajoules
- 1 kcal is equal to 4.184E-6 gigajoules

**Calories**

- Convert to Calories
- 1 kcal is equal to 1,000 calories
- Convert to Megacalories
- 1 kcal is equal to 0.001 megacalories

**Watts x Time**

- Convert to Watt-hours
- 1 kcal is equal to 1.162222 watt-hours
- Convert to Kilowatt-hours
- 1 kcal is equal to 0.001162 kilowatt-hours
- Convert to Megawatt-hours
- 1 kcal is equal to 1.1622E-6 megawatt-hours
- Convert to Watt-seconds
- 1 kcal is equal to 4,184 watt-seconds

**Thermal Units**

- Convert to British Thermal Units
- 1 kcal is equal to 3.965667 british thermal units
- Convert to Million BTU
- 1 kcal is equal to 3.9657E-6 million BTU
- Convert to Therms
- 1 kcal is equal to 3.9657E-5 therms
- Convert to Quads
- 1 kcal is equal to 3.9657E-15 quads

**Electronvolts**

- Convert to Electronvolts
- 1 kcal is equal to 26,113,999,999,999,999,475,712 electronvolts
- Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
- 1 kcal is equal to 26,114,000,000,000,000,000 kiloelectronvolts
- Convert to Megaelectronvolts
- 1 kcal is equal to 26,114,000,000,000,000 megaelectronvolts