Asked in Nuclear Weapons, Atomic Bombs
Is it true or false atomic bombs work by atomic fisson?
yes, both true & false. They can work either by fission or some combination of fission & fusion. Most modern nuclear bombs use both fission & fusion to optimize for mission, size, weight, cost, etc. Total yield can vary from 100% fission to more than 95% fusion. ...
What two atoms are smacked together to create an atomic bomb?
That is not how atomic bombs work, atoms are not "smacked together". In fission bombs a neutron chain reaction triggers an exponentially accelerating fission rate leading to an explosion. In fusion bombs x-rays compress and heat hydrogen triggering thermonuclear fusion leading to an explosion. ...
Asked in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Weapons, Atomic Bombs
Do atomic bombs work by atomic fission?
First we have a minor definition problem with this question: your two usages of "atomic" have different meanings. "Atomic bomb" is the popular term for a fission bomb (as "hydrogen bomb" is the popular term for a fusion bomb). But in modern weapons terminology "atomic bomb" and "nuclear bomb" are usually interchangeable and can refer to either fission or fusion bombs. And even the terms "fission bomb" and "fusion bomb" can be ambiguous as almost all modern nuclear bombs use some mix...
Asked in Nuclear Fission
What type of powerful weapon uses energy released by the splitting of atoms?
One group of nuclear weapons, known as fission weapons, use the energy created by the splitting of atoms. These weapons are also known as atomic weapons. Atomic bombs use uranium 235 or plutonium 239 as these two metals have large atoms, making them easy to split. Atomic weapons work by forcibly splitting the atom by way of a neutron making its way to the atoms nucleus. When the atom splits, it releases extra neutrons which split more atoms causing a chain reaction...
What is the difference between a hydrogen bomb and an atomic bomb?
Atom bombs work by the principle of atomic fission (splitting large atomic nuclei), while hydrogen bombs work by atomic fusion (combining small atomic nuclei). The hydrogen bomb is hundreds or thousands of times more powerful than the atom bomb. The hydrogen bomb uses an atom bomb as a trigger. The term "atomic bomb" is a general term that can be applied to any nuclear weapon. What kind of weapons are there and where does the hydrogen bomb fit in? There are fission devices...
What countries were working on atomic bombs during World War 2 Who used atomic bombs in World War 2 Where were atomic bombs used?
Germany and United States where working to make them work. United States got it first and used first on Japan over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ...
What were the political effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
The decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki did work to have the Japanese surrender without appeasment. ...
Is atomic bomb and nuclear bomb the same?
No, I don't believe so anyway. You see, an Atomic Bomb has an explosion made of the ripping of atoms whereas a nuclear bomb is either a Fission or Fusion reaction(fission=the splitting of molecules/fusion=the joining of atoms to create molecules)Ex. The sun is a giant nuclear explosion/reaction when the atoms of Uranium molecules separate to make a fission reaction and those same atoms join with other atoms to make a fusion reaction and recreating molecules to procede to the fission stage where...
Asked in Inventions, Nuclear Weapons
Who invented the theory of the nuclear bomb?
Leo Szilard invented the neutron chain reaction process that makes atomic fission bombs work in 1933. Richard Tolman invented the implosion assembly process that made the plutonium atomic fission bomb possible in 1942. Stanislaw Ulam brought the idea of x-ray driven implosion to Edward Teller and together they invented the staging process (usually called the "Teller-Ulam design" in the US and "Sakharov's Third Idea" in Russia) used in hydrogen fusion bombs in 1951. ...
Asked in Physics, Atomic Bombs
What is the difference between an atomic bomb and a thermonuclear bomb?
They are both general terms. The term "atomic bomb" can mean any nuclear weapon, either a fission weapon or a fusion weapon (the so-called hydrogen bomb). The term thermonuclear bomb is also used in general, but it usually excludes the fusion bombs. It should be noted, however, that it takes a fission bomb to generate the heat necessary to "set off" a fusion reaction and make a fusion bomb work. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds, Atomic Mass
What does the atomic mass and number tell you about an atom?
The symbol also tells you that the total number of protons and neutrons in the chlorine atom. Note that you can work out the number of neutrons from the mass number and atomic number. ...
Is nuclear fusion or nuclear fission more dangerous?
Nuclear fusion is very dangerous if used in H-bombs. In power production fusion will probably be safer than fission but as it has not been made to work yet this may turn out not to be so ...
Asked in Uranium
How does uranium work and produce electricity?
The fission of uranium atomic nucleus (especially the isotope uranium-235 which is fissile with low energy neutrons) release a huge energy: 202,5 MeV/fission or 1,68.10ex.8 kJ/mol. The nuclear fission is the source of this energy. ...
Asked in Chemistry
How did Rutherfords work help form the present day model of a atom?
The atomic model of Rutherford was a step in the historical development of the today concept of an atom. ...