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Hydrogen vs Atomic

  1. Sep 9, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion?
    After answering the question proceed on to answer the next question
    Between Hydrogen Bomb and Atomic Bomb, which bomb causes more damage. provide you answer with reasons.


    2. Relevant equations
    Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion?


    3. The attempt at a solution
    a) Nuclear fission involves a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei), often producing free neutrons and photons (in the form of gamma rays), as well whereas Nuclear fusion is the process in which two or more atomic nuclei join together to form a single heavier nucleus.
    b) As stated above, Hydrogen bomb causes more damage as up till now, the biggest bomb being built on Earth is a hydrogen bomb called, Tsar Bomb. it is a 57 megaton bomb.
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2010 #2

    Borek

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    You are right about basic facts, if that's a homework adding some details won't hurt.

    Tsar Bomb WAS the largest build, as it doesn't exist anymore :wink:
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 #3
    Can anyone help me to add on more facts? Googling can't seem to supply my thrist for better answer.
    This is just my interest but i do not know whether it is considered as a homework or a general dicussion
     
  5. Sep 9, 2010 #4

    Borek

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    On the general level you will get probably enough information from wikipedia.
     
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