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Whats the difference between an atom bomb and a hydrogen bomb?

The atomic bomb was a pure fission device, utilsing compression of a sub-critical uranium (Little Boy) (or plutonium: the Fat Man nuclear weapon) to cause an explosion. The H-bomb is a 'hybrid' device utilising a 'primary' charge that is effectivly an atomic bomb but a 'secondary' charge is also us (MORE)

Who invented the atomic bomb and the hydrogen bomb?

Leo Szilard invented the atomic fission bomb in 1933 inLondon while crossing a street. He applied for a patent on it in1934 and was granted that patent (GB630726) in 1936, at which timethe British Admiralty classified the patent to prevent Nazi Germanyfrom seeing it, the patent remained classified (MORE)

What is the difference between a hydrogen bomb and an atomic bomb?

Atom bombs work by the principle of atomic fission (splitting largeatomic nuclei), while hydrogen bombs work by atomic fusion(combining small atomic nuclei). The hydrogen bomb is hundreds orthousands of times more powerful than the atom bomb. The hydrogenbomb uses an atom bomb as a trigger. The ter (MORE)

Why is the hydrogen bomb dependent on the atomic bomb?

A hydrogen bomb is a fusion nuclear weapon, and the "regular" atomic bomb is a fission one. Both are an example of an "atomic bomb" in the general sense. But we know what you're asking, and here's the answer.. In a fission weapon, subcritical masses of fissile material (usually plutonium) are drive (MORE)

Elements in atomic bomb?

Atomic bombs contain uranium (highly enriched in the isotope 235 U) or plutonium (a very specific isotopic composition).

What is the difference between uranium atom bomb and a hydrogen bomb?

A uranium bomb is a kind of fission bomb. A fission bomb uses aconventional chemical explosive to create a supercritical mass ofcertain metals that have unstable nuclei (like Uranium 235 orPlutonium 239). It usually does this by "imploding" a sub-criticalmass of the metal and crushing it to such a d (MORE)

What is the difference between atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs?

"Atomic bomb" (or "Atom bomb" or "A-bomb") is an ambiguous term and could mean either a fission bomb specifically or any nuclear bomb, including a fusion (Hydrogen) bomb. However, the term "Atom bomb" was popularized before the invention of the second major class of nuclear weapons, the fusion bomb (MORE)

How does a hydrogen bomb differ from a atom bomb?

A hydrogen bomb works by fusing hydrogen isotopes, the product weighing less than the initial hydrogen isotopes. The difference in weight is released in energy. Its the same way the sun works.. An atom bomb works by splitting a fuel apart on the atomic level, like plutonium or enriched uranium.. A (MORE)

Difference between atom bomb and hydrogen bomb?

One takes large atoms and breaks them into smaller atoms--calledfission (a-bomb). The other takes really small atoms and fuses them together to makelarger atoms--called fusion (h-bomb).

Is hydrogen in an atomic bomb?

Yes, there is ordinary hydrogen in many places in an atomicfission bomb but it does not participate in the nuclearreactions that cause the explosion. Some of the parts of an atomic fission bomb that contain hydrogen in their compoundsare: . chemical explosives used to rapidly assemble the criti (MORE)

Compare a hydrogen bomb and an atom bomb?

both r useless Sometimes "atom" bomb is also used to describe a hydrogen bomb. Strictly, historically speaking, the atom bomb works via the energy released when a heavy atom nucleus such as uranium is split (called nuclear fission). This is also the energy source for nuclear power stations. A hydro (MORE)

Elements in the first atomic bomb?

The 1st atomic bomb codenamed the "Gadget" was exploded on July 16, 1945 SW of Socorro, New Mexico. It was an implosion type bomb using Plutonium 239 . It was a test of nuclear bombs codenamed the "Trinity" test. The 2nd atomic bomb codenamed "Little Boy" was exploded on August 6th, 1945 over th (MORE)

What is stronger an atom bomb or a hydrogen bomb?

An H-Bomb is 1000 times stronger than an atomic bomb. Atomic explosions are based on splitting atoms and is a fission explosion or fission bomb. The Hydrogen bomb (also called H-Bomb) is a Fusion reaction where atoms are forced together. Atomic bombs were used in World War II, Hydrogen bombs have (MORE)

What is the difference between atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb?

Actually the name atomic bomb includes the hydrogen bomb, all involve release of energy from atomic nuclei. The actual difference is the nuclear reaction used to obtain the energy: nuclear fission and/or nuclear fusion. There are actually many different ways these reactions can be used to pro (MORE)

What make an atomic bomb different from a hydrogen bomb?

There are many differences, one is that it is impossible to build apure fission atomic bomb with a yield above 1 megaton (the largesttested was 500 kilotons, half the limit) while there is no limit onthe yield that a hydrogen bomb can produce. The difference inmechanism is that an atomic bomb gets a (MORE)

What is the difference between atom bombs and hydrogen bombs?

An atomic bomb is a fission bomb, which uses a type of heavy radioactive metal (usually uranium 235 or plutonium 239). Neutrons split this metal up, resulting in a release of a lot of energy (this is what happens in nuclear power stations). A hydrogen bomb is a fusion bomb, which comes in two parts (MORE)

How did the hydrogen fusion bomb utilize the atomic fission bomb?

The fusion bomb is triggered by the fission bomb which is triggered by chemical explosives. It is a two or more stage device: . Detonators on the chemical explosive lenses of the fission bomb are fired. . The chemical explosive lenses reshape the explosion to an implosion. . The implosion shock (MORE)

Why is the hydrogen atom used for nuclear bombs?

because it is small is fusable and fissable. Further answer It's not used for all atom bombs. In fact the first ones weren't. Uranium and plutonium were the elements used. They were fissile, i.e. capable of sustaining a chain reaction when they split into other elements. More recently hydrogen (MORE)

What elements does the atomic bomb use?

There are many different elements involved in the construction of an atomic bomb, but the elements that actually cause an atomic explosion are either uranium (specifically the U 235 isotope) or plutonium.

Who designed the atom bomb and hydrogen bomb?

There were 2 teams that did the bulk of the development work, one at The Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton and the other at Los Alamos, NM. Thousands of scientists worked on these projects. Two names that pop forth as 'leaders' are Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller. PLZ remember that just (MORE)

What is the difference between the atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb?

The difference between an A-Bomb and H-Bomb is the energy reactioninside them, one of them is nuclear fusion and the other one isnuclear fission. A-Bombs contain a unstable nuclei such as Uranium 235, whilesH-Bombs contain light stable isotopes of hydrogen and sometimeshelium. Nuclear fusion is the (MORE)

What elements are in atom bombs?

if the bomb is a fission bomb it will use uranium 235 for fuel. if the bomb is a thermonuclear bomb (fusion) it will use the element hydrogen and an isotope of hydrogen for fuel.

What is he difference between an atom bomb and a hydrogen bomb?

The original attomic bombs were fission weapons- heavy elements such as uranium and plutonium were fissioned (broken apart) into lighter elements, releasing energy. So called hydrogen bombs use fusion as part of their process. Very light elements, such as hydrogen, are fused (mashed together) and be (MORE)

Can you compare the atomic bomb to the hydrogen bomb?

Yes, however on one level they are the same thing as both obtaintheir energy from the release of excess nuclear bindingenergy . However as the terms have traditionally been used thedifferences are as follows: . atomic bomb, a rather simple bomb operating with nuclearfission of heavy element(s) (MORE)