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megajoule

The international derived unit for measuring energy, work or force, which is defined as the work produced by the force of 1 newton acting over a distance of 1 metre, where 4.2 MJ is equal to 100 kcal. To convert from kilocal to MJ, multiply by 4.814 x 10-3.

megajoule

1 million joules.
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