Definition of kilocalorie in English:


Syllabification: kil·o·cal·o·rie
Pronunciation: /ˈkiləˌkalərē


A unit of energy of 1,000 calories (equal to 1 large calorie).
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  • In scientific terms, 1 calorie is a kilocalorie, which is the amount of energy required to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.
  • In the United States, energy is expressed in kilocalories or megacalories (Mcal).
  • The units typically used for heats of sublimation are kilojoule per mole or kilocalories per mole.

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