Calorie

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  • Biology
  1. a unit of heat measurement, usually the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram (ml) of water 1° C. A kilocalorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1° C.
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • Chemistry
  1. The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5°C to 15.5°C. 1 calorie = 4.184 joules.
  • Geology
  1. The gram calorie (or small calorie) is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 g of water from 15 to 16° C. The mean calorie is one-hundredth part of the heat required to raise 1 g of water from 0 to 100° C. CF: heat unit
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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