Problem: A house is designed to have passive solar energy features. Brickwork is to be incorporated into the interior of the house to act as a heat absorber. Each brick weighs approximately 1.8 kg. The specific heat of the brick is 0.85 J/g.How many bricks must be incorporated into the interior of the house to provide the same total heat capacity as 1800 gal of water?

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A house is designed to have passive solar energy features. Brickwork is to be incorporated into the interior of the house to act as a heat absorber. Each brick weighs approximately 1.8 kg. The specific heat of the brick is 0.85 J/g.

How many bricks must be incorporated into the interior of the house to provide the same total heat capacity as 1800 gal of water?

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