Does it have to do with the strong nuclear force holding the atoms together being released?
The energy is related to the nuclear force, which somewhat related to the strong force.Does it have to do with the strong nuclear force holding the atoms together being released?
This is a re-post I posted the original one in the wrong section, sorry. Please b detailed but now to detailed, I am only in 8th grade.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_forceThe nuclear force is now understood as a residual effect of an even more powerful strong force, or strong interaction, which is the attractive force that binds particles called quarks together, to form the nucleons themselves. This more powerful force is mediated by particles called gluons. Gluons hold quarks together with a force like that of electric charge, but of far greater power.
Sorry Nick, but that doesn't quite cut it. Hydrogen is certainly the simplest element, but in weapons applications a U-235 or Pu-239 fission bomb is use as the trigger for the subsequent inertial-confinement fusion reaction that makes it an H-bomb. Wrap a secondary jacket of U-238 around that, and you have a neutron bomb.So much energy is released becouse:
In an atom their is locked lots of joules of energy,but the heavier the atom the more energy but the harder to release it
hydrogen is the simplest element so it is easyer to release it, so every atom has ltos of energy it is jsut that hydrogen is the simplest to unlock it.