Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry in Our Lives

Is a calorie in food the same as the unit of energy used by scientists?

The calories listed on food labels are actually kilocalories when converted to standard units for energy. So if the package for your snack says it contains 100 calories, that’s really 100,000 calories in the units of energy used by scientists.


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