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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
How much did the atomic bombs 'Little Boy' and 'Fatman' weigh?
December 15, 2008 9:05PM
The Little Boy weapon which was the first of the atomic bombs that was deployed (and was dropped on Hiroshima) weighed some 8,818.49 pounds, or 4,000 kilograms. A link is provided below.
How much did the atomic bombs weigh that were dropped in japan?
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Why are electrons not considered in determining the mass number or atomic mass of an atom?
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How much did the atomic Bomb weigh?
Bad Answer Jul 16 1945 Trinity 19 Kilotons Test Aug 6 1945 Little Boy 15 Kilotons Bombing of Hiroshima, Japan Aug 9 1945 Fat Man 21 Kilotons Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan Good Answer I assume when you say "the atomic bomb," you're talking about the ones dropped on Japan during WWII. The numbers above have nothing to do with the weight of the bombs used--they're the equivalence of TNT to achieve the same blast. The weight of the bombs dropped were a little less than five tons (ten thousand pounds) each, but most of the weight was casing and other material. The actual material that exploded only weighed a few pounds. Today, tactical nuclear bombs weigh less than a hundred pounds and can be carried and set up and used by a single soldier.
Asked in Japan in WW2, Atomic Bombs
Can an atomic bomb destroy the world?
Absolutely not 100,000 cant even destroy a continent like europe. to have a bomb destroy the world it would have to weigh at least 500 petatons of tnt which is about 200 million billion tons of tnt, a lot. An atomic war world wide with thousands of unleashed bombs would do little more to the planet earth than an ant hive does in our world. A nuciance, but that is probably all it will be. Life on earth as we know it would probably be at stake though. Atomic bombs are those with the most dangerous after-effects. Radioactive fallout that will be active for 50-100 years afterwards at least. Long term effects not fully known yet.
Asked in Atomic Mass
The mass of an atom expressed in atomic mass units?
Each chemical element has a specific atomic weight expressed in atomic mass units. Each isotope of a chemical element has a specific atomic mass expressed in atomic mass units. This mass can be determined by adding the number of neutrons (which each weigh one atomic mass unit or amu) and the number of protons (which each weigh one amu as well).
Are atomic bombs bigger now than in World War 2?
That depends on what you mean by "bigger": physically, no. in WW2 the bombs were about 10 feet long and 5 feet in diameter and weighed about 5 tons, modern bombs can be built 3 feet long and 18 inches in diameter and weigh about 600 pounds (much smaller bombs than that have been built, including a bomb 1 foot in diameter and weighing 50 pounds) yield, generally but not always. in WW2 the bombs had a yield of about 20000 tons of TNT equivalent, modern bombs typically vary in yield from about 10000 to about 300000 tons of TNT equivalent (bombs have been built with yields as low as 10 tons of TNT equivalent to as high as 52000000 tons of TNT equivalent)
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What is the atomic weight of sulfate?