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How is the calorie defined? How does a Calorie differ from a calorie? How is the joule related to the calorie?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The definition of calorie should be determined along with the difference between Calorie and calorie and relation of joule with calorie.

Concept Introduction:

Joule, calorie and Calorie (kilocalorie) are the units of energy and S.I unit of energy is Joule.

The symbol of joule is J, calorie is cal and Calorie is Cal or kcal.

A conversion factor is a numerical ratio which is used to show a measurement in one unit as another unit. It is always equal to 1.

Explanation

The amount of heat or energy required to increase the temperature of one gram of water by 1 °C is known as calorie.

The amount of heat or energy required to increase the temperature of one kilogram of water by 1 °C is known as Calorie.

The Calorie with upper case “C” is similar to kilocalorie

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