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The “Chemistry in Focus” segment Burning Calories discusses calories in food. If a food is said to contain 350 calories per serving, determine this value in terms of joules.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Convert the provided energy in calories into joules.

Concept Introduction:

An arithmetical multiplier which is used for converting a quantity expressed in one unit into another equivalent set of units is said to be conversion factor.

Explanation

The relationship between calories and joules is 1 cal = 4.184 J. Convert 350 calories into joules by use the conversion factor 4.184J1cal as follows:

350cal×4

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