Calories (Kilogram,I.T.) conversion

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Calories (Kilogram,I.T.)

Abbreviation/Symbol:

calIT

Unit of:

Energy

Power

Wordwide use:

As part of the metric system but not an SI unit, calories still have widespread use but are being superceded by the Joule

Definition:

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

Origin:

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

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Usage context:

As part of the metric system but not an SI unit, calories still have widespread use but are being superceded by the Joule

 

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