Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 15 - Think and Do: 31

Answer

This is a hands-on demonstration. Try it (with adult supervision and appropriate safety precautions) and see! One gram of pecans should contain about 7 Calories, or 7000 calories, if the energy released from burning all goes into the water.

Work Step by Step

Source for calorie content: Wikipedia contributors, "Pecan," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pecan&oldid=701881974 (accessed February 3, 2016).
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