The heating value of charcoal is 12 kcal/g.How many calories of energy is released per kg of charcoal?

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justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

12 kcal of energy is released when one gram of charcoal is burned. 1 kcal is equal to 1000 cal. This gives the number of calories of energy released when 1 g of charcoal is burned as 12000 cal.

For a kilogram or 1000 g of charcoal the energy released is equal to 12000*1000 = 12*10^6 calories.

12*10^6 or 12 million calories or energy are released when 1 kg of charcoal is burned.

ainsleyharris | Student

12 million calories are burned per kg