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__unit__of__heat__energy. Its abbreviation is cal, and its symbol is c. One calorie is__equal__to the heat required to raise one gram of water one degree Celsius, at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is equal to approximately 4.186 joules. One thousand calories equal one__kilocalorie__, and one kilo-calorie is equal to one Calorie. Please note that in the case of the larger Calorie, the term's first letter is capitalized to distinguish it from the smaller calorie. Often the two terms are confused because of this minor, and often ignored, difference. - (written asA
*Calorie*)__unit__of heat energy. Its abbreviation is Cal, and its symbol is__C__. One Calorie is__equal__to the heat required to raise one__kilogram__of water one degree Celsius, at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is equal to approximately 4.186 kilojoules. One Calorie is equal to one thousand calories, and one Calorie is equal to one__kilocalorie__. Please note that the first letter of this term is capitalized to distinguish it from the smaller calorie. Often the two terms are confused because of this minor, and often ignored, difference. Also called__large calorie__. - symbol C (written as
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