Convert Megacalories to Kilocalories

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

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1 Mcal = 1,000 kcal

How to Convert Megacalories to Kilocalories

To convert a megacalorie measurement to a kilocalorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megacalorie is equal to 1,000 kilocalories, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilocalories = megacalories × 1,000

The energy in kilocalories is equal to the megacalories multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megacalories to kilocalories using the formula above.
5 Mcal = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 kcal

Megacalories and kilocalories 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.

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.

Megacalorie Measurements and Equivalent Kilocalorie Conversions

Common megacalorie values converted to the equivalent kilocalorie value
Megacalories Kilocalories
1 Mcal 1,000 kcal
2 Mcal 2,000 kcal
3 Mcal 3,000 kcal
4 Mcal 4,000 kcal
5 Mcal 5,000 kcal
6 Mcal 6,000 kcal
7 Mcal 7,000 kcal
8 Mcal 8,000 kcal
9 Mcal 9,000 kcal
10 Mcal 10,000 kcal
11 Mcal 11,000 kcal
12 Mcal 12,000 kcal
13 Mcal 13,000 kcal
14 Mcal 14,000 kcal
15 Mcal 15,000 kcal
16 Mcal 16,000 kcal
17 Mcal 17,000 kcal
18 Mcal 18,000 kcal
19 Mcal 19,000 kcal
20 Mcal 20,000 kcal
21 Mcal 21,000 kcal
22 Mcal 22,000 kcal
23 Mcal 23,000 kcal
24 Mcal 24,000 kcal
25 Mcal 25,000 kcal
26 Mcal 26,000 kcal
27 Mcal 27,000 kcal
28 Mcal 28,000 kcal
29 Mcal 29,000 kcal
30 Mcal 30,000 kcal
31 Mcal 31,000 kcal
32 Mcal 32,000 kcal
33 Mcal 33,000 kcal
34 Mcal 34,000 kcal
35 Mcal 35,000 kcal
36 Mcal 36,000 kcal
37 Mcal 37,000 kcal
38 Mcal 38,000 kcal
39 Mcal 39,000 kcal
40 Mcal 40,000 kcal

More Megacalorie Energy Conversions

Joules
Convert to Joules
1 Mcal is equal to 4,184,000 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
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