Penny asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

How can calories be "energy" I thought energy wasn't a tangible state of matter?

Im having a hard time understanding how a tic tac can heat up water

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's okay that physics isn't your thing.  Not everyone reads Hawkins. 

  • Marc
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    People who calculate calories have a huge database to pull this info from these days. But when this database was being developed, they used something called a calorimeter. 

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d...

    What is basically done is to burn an item and see how much it takes to raise a volume of water 1 degree. 

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There are a few ways to consider it. Think of it as more energy out than in when converting it to another compound. Supposed you grind up a pack of Tic Tacs and ignite it, it heats up water.

    TicTacs burn

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubJnukSTxQ

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I would investigate and troll yahoo answers first. A colonoscopy is a procedure to examine the inside of your colon (intestine) with a scope. A scope is a flexible tube with a small light and camera on the end. Look for the answer there.

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