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Nuclear bomb explosion detonation point?
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Why does a mushroom cloud form after a nuclear bomb explosion?
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What would happen if you ignite a nuclear bomb in a volcano?
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What takes up the largest percent of energy released in a nuclear detonation?
Why did radiation occur after the atomic bomb hit Japan?
The atomic bombs are nuclear weapons that use a nuclear chain reaction to create a Hugh explosion. The by-product of the nuclear blast is radiation. Atomic explosion is created by setting off a lot of dynamite around a core of nuclear material. The blast compresses the material together and makes it unstable. A hydrogen bomb is a much more powerful bomb. It is the result of a small nuclear explosion that compresses more powerful radioactive material together and thus creating an explosion that is 100 times greater than an atomic bomb.
Asked in Chemistry, Nuclear Weapons
Does the explosion in a nuclear bomb count as a rapid chemical reaction?
Asked in Inventions, Engineering, Nuclear Weapons
Can a conventional explosives blow up a nuclear bomb?
How does a neutron bomb explode?
A neutron bomb is a form of nuclear weapon. It explodes in several steps. In the first step, control circuits fire electronic blasting caps cause conventional explosives to detonate. They are shaped in such as way that the explosion crushes a ball of nuclear material (mainly plutonium) causing that to produce nuclear fission (an atomic explosion). THAT serves as the trigger to a nuclear fusion explosion- (similar to the hydrogen bomb). This releases heat, blast, and neutrons.
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How hot is a nuclear explosion?
The explosion itself is not the source of the heat emitted from a nuclear detonation. Instead the heat is the source of the explosion. Compare this with thunder following a lightning strike. In the nuclear bomb temperatures of about 20 million degrees fahrenheit are produced causing the emission of x-rays which ionizes the air preventing any more light or IR emission until the bomb cools enough that it no longer is emitting x-rays. In lightning the temperature of the ionized conducting air channel is only about 90000 degrees fahrenheit. As to the temperature of things around the fireball from a nuclear detonation, directly beneath the fireball temperatures can reach about 7000 degrees fahrenheit. To give an example by which to compare this heat, free flowing magma, or melted rock, averages a high of 4000 degrees fahrenheit.
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What is the difference between nuclear reaction in a nuclear pl ant and in a nuclear bomb?
The answer can certainly be more complicated and detailed, but simply- the reaction in a nuclear power point is designed to be a "slow" controlled reaction that can be monitored and "shut down", with a nuclear power point having multiple safeguards. To the contrary, a nuclear weapon's reaction is designed to be the opposite- violent and uncontrollable so that once detonation has begun, the results are catastrophic.
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Where does the energy go after a nuclear bomb goes off?