1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I'm required to find the amount of energy via calories in a single funyun and then calculate the amount of calories per gram. 2. Relevant equations Q=(M)C(deltaT)(Energy gained) Q=M(deltaT) (Get Q in calories minus C because specific eat for water is same as joules per calory) Calories per gram = calories /mass of food/1000 3. The attempt at a solution So I set up my home made Calorymeter(Had to make it) . So I lit it on fire and got managed to get a Delta Temperature. Then did Q=61gx(16.7) And got 1018.7Calories. But my problem is..Can a single Funyun contain 1000+ calories? Am I doing something wrong? I got 0.848 for calories per gram, which sounds reasonable..I may be right but I'm confused about this. Every funyun we eat contains 1k calories?..K i just multiplied 0.848 x 1.2 and got 1.0716 ..Does this have something to do with the bag having a Capital C for 1k calories and what not?