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Chemical form of uranium in a bomb?

  1. Apr 21, 2008 #1
    I understand that uranium is typically fabricated into uranium dioxide pellets when used in nuclear fuel rods; however, I can't seem to find what form it is put into when used in a nuclear bomb. I am guessing either UO_2 or uranium metal?
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  3. Apr 21, 2008 #2


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    Nuclear weapons use U or Pu metal.
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