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How big is an Atomic bombs explosion?
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Does atomic explosion and nuclear explosion mean the same?
This question could be easily misconstrued. While atomic and nuclear explosion mean the same thing, and all atomic bombs are nuclear bombs, not all nuclear bombs are atomic bombs. The more powerful nuclear bombs are hydrogen bombs, and there is a very important fundamental difference between the two. ============================================================== A bomb is fission - the splitting of an atom H bomb is fusion - the joining together of atoms (and much more powerfull)
Why is the atomic bomb different to any other bombs?
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Was the atomic bomb the worlds biggest nuclear explosion?
What two atoms are smacked together to create an atomic bomb?
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What does an atomic bomb use for its exploding power?
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What are nuclear atom bombs?
Atomic bombs, as they were called in the 40s, are nuclear weapons which use the properties of radioactive material to create an extremely powerful explosion. The explosion involves a huge release of energy and very damaging radiation. Look up "atom bombs" and you are likely to find a range of explanations.
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How do you explain to a 8 year old about hydrogen and atomic bombs?
Hydrogen bombs are caused by atoms fusing together--fusion. Each fusion releases energy. When enough atoms get fused, it causes a big explosion--big enough to wipe out a city. Atomic bombs can also be caused by fission--atoms splitting apart. Each split atom releases energy. If enough atoms get split up the energy released can wipe out cities such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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What cities in Japan were the atomic bombs dropped?
Did more people die from the explosion or the after affects of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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Effects of the atomic bomb?
A lot of people died due to contact to the temperature of the explosion. Some of the people who lived after the explosion died due to radiation poisoning. The amount of deaths due to the atomic bomb was around 360,000 when we dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To sum it up, the effects were devestating.
How big were the atoms in the atomic bombs that bombed Japan?
What were the bombs filled with that America had dropped on Japan?
There were a great many bombs dropped on Japan, mainly high explosive bombs, and incendiary bombs. The bomb used on Hiroshima was a atomic bomb holding 115 lbs of Uranium 235 (less than 1% of that was used in the explosion). The bomb dropped on Nagasaki was a Plutonium bomb, holding about 13.6 lbs of Plutonium. (about 20% of that was used up in the explosion)
Can a nuclear reactor explode like an atomic bomb?
In short: no. By far the biggest explosion danger in a nuclear reactor is chemical. During the Three Mile Island incident, one of the major concerns was that a hydrogen bubble which had formed in the reactor from the reaction of very hot water with the metals in the reactor core would ignite and explode. This, however, would be an ordinary chemical explosion, not an atomic explosion. One of the big problems faced by the designers of the first atomic bombs was how to assemble a supercritical mass quickly enough to keep it from "fizzling" by starting to go off prematurely, which would have simply scattered the fissile material without ever amassing enough together for the really big explosion they were hoping for. The fuel in a reactor core is not "concentrated" enough for an atomic explosion to happen.