What was a radioactive element that the atomic bomb was made from?
Uranium and Plutonium
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Atomic bombs contain uranium (highly enriched in the isotope 235 U) or plutonium (a very specific isotopic composition).
Radioactive elements are ones that have too many or two few protons and/or neutrons to achieve stability. For any normally stable isotope, adding or removing neutrons will mak…e a different isotope, and can easily result in an unstable nucleus.
Yes, atomic bombs are made with chemicals and elements that contain radio-activity.
any atomic bomb is radioactive, by definition
What an interesting question. The answer is however complex. It is possible to make small amounts of some radioactive elements or radioactive isotopes of some elements in… a laboratory (usually involving a nuclear pile or an accelerator). For instance the element Plutonium is made this way. (Other radioactive elements are produced naturally by the radioactive decay of heavier radioactive elements) However, making a radioactive element or isotope from scratch requires the application of an enormous amount of energy. The place where all elements heavier than the element Iron (Fe - Atomic number 26) are made is in stellar explosions, the death of stars 8 or more times more massive than our Sun, called "supernovas". It is in supernova explosions that the radioactive elements are made.
A radioactive element!
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 nucle…ar bombs codenamed the "Trinity" test. The 2nd atomic bomb codenamed "Little Boy" was exploded on August 6th, 1945 over the city of Hiroshima in Japan. It was a gun type bomb using Uranium 235 . It was the 1st bomb dropped in anger. The 3rd atomic bomb codenamed "Fat Man" was exploded on August 9th, 1945 over the city of Nagasaki. Like the Gadget it was an implosion type bomb using Plutonium core .
Uranium and Plutonium
Little boy over Hiroshima used Uranium. Fat man over Nagasaki used Plutonium.
uranium, an element that only previously found major use as a pottery glaze and component in some steel alloys. it was either used directly, after expensive enrichment in it…s rare 235 isotope. or after transmutation in a nuclear reactor into a new element, plutonium.
In Periodic Table
Because the have too many protons or neutrons in the nucleus making them unstable
In World War 2
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.
In Atomic Bombs
Yes, not only radioactivity but the fuel must be fissile. If we happened to live on a much older earth, both nuclear reactors and nuclear bombs would be impossible as the Ur…anium 235 isotope would have decayed to only trace levels. If we happened to live on a much younger earth, nuclear reactors would occur naturally and spontaneously and you might see radioactive geysers erupting from them near where you live.