Convert Megacalories to Joules

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1 Mcal = 4,184,000 J

How to Convert Megacalories to Joules

To convert a megacalorie measurement to a joule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megacalorie is equal to 4,184,000 joules, so use this simple formula to convert:

joules = megacalories × 4,184,000

The energy in joules is equal to the megacalories multiplied by 4,184,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megacalories to joules using the formula above.
5 Mcal = (5 × 4,184,000) = 20,920,000 J

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

Megacalories

One megacalorie is equal to 1,000,000 calories, which are the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius. One megacalorie is equal to 4.184 megajoules.

Megacalories can be abbreviated as Mcal, for example 1 megacalorie can be written as 1 Mcal.

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.

Megacalorie Measurements and Equivalent Joule Conversions

Common megacalorie values converted to the equivalent joule value
Megacalories Joules
1 Mcal 4,184,000 J
2 Mcal 8,368,000 J
3 Mcal 12,552,000 J
4 Mcal 16,736,000 J
5 Mcal 20,920,000 J
6 Mcal 25,104,000 J
7 Mcal 29,288,000 J
8 Mcal 33,472,000 J
9 Mcal 37,656,000 J
10 Mcal 41,840,000 J
11 Mcal 46,024,000 J
12 Mcal 50,208,000 J
13 Mcal 54,392,000 J
14 Mcal 58,576,000 J
15 Mcal 62,760,000 J
16 Mcal 66,944,000 J
17 Mcal 71,128,000 J
18 Mcal 75,312,000 J
19 Mcal 79,496,000 J
20 Mcal 83,680,000 J
21 Mcal 87,864,000 J
22 Mcal 92,048,000 J
23 Mcal 96,232,000 J
24 Mcal 100,416,000 J
25 Mcal 104,600,000 J
26 Mcal 108,784,000 J
27 Mcal 112,968,000 J
28 Mcal 117,152,000 J
29 Mcal 121,336,000 J
30 Mcal 125,520,000 J
31 Mcal 129,704,000 J
32 Mcal 133,888,000 J
33 Mcal 138,072,000 J
34 Mcal 142,256,000 J
35 Mcal 146,440,000 J
36 Mcal 150,624,000 J
37 Mcal 154,808,000 J
38 Mcal 158,992,000 J
39 Mcal 163,176,000 J
40 Mcal 167,360,000 J

More Megacalorie Energy Conversions

Joules
Convert to Kilojoules
1 Mcal is equal to 4,184 kilojoules
Convert to Megajoules
1 Mcal is equal to 4.184 megajoules
Convert to Gigajoules
1 Mcal is equal to 0.004184 gigajoules
Calories
Convert to Calories
1 Mcal is equal to 1,000,000 calories
Convert to Kilocalories
1 Mcal is equal to 1,000 kilocalories
Watts x Time
Convert to Watt-hours
1 Mcal is equal to 1,162.22 watt-hours
Convert to Kilowatt-hours
1 Mcal is equal to 1.162222 kilowatt-hours
Convert to Megawatt-hours
1 Mcal is equal to 0.001162 megawatt-hours
Convert to Watt-seconds
1 Mcal is equal to 4,184,000 watt-seconds
Thermal Units
Convert to British Thermal Units
1 Mcal is equal to 3,965.67 british thermal units
Convert to Million BTU
1 Mcal is equal to 0.003966 million BTU
Convert to Therms
1 Mcal is equal to 0.039657 therms
Convert to Quads
1 Mcal is equal to 3.9657E-12 quads
Electronvolts
Convert to Electronvolts
1 Mcal is equal to 26,113,999,999,999,997,898,653,696 electronvolts
Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
1 Mcal is equal to 26,113,999,999,999,999,475,712 kiloelectronvolts
Convert to Megaelectronvolts
1 Mcal is equal to 26,114,000,000,000,000,000 megaelectronvolts