Calorie Definition in Chemistry

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Calorie

Calorie Definition: A calorie is a unit of thermal energy equal to 4.184 joules or the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of liquid water 1°C at standard pressure.

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