An atomic bomb is a fission weapon: it uses high explosive to compress an amount of uranium 235. The compression induces critical mass and initiates an electron cascade - the splitting away of electrons from the atomic nuclei - which releases massive amounts of energy.
The hydrogen bomb is a fusion weapon. Some configurations use an atomic detonator (atom bomb) to compress an amount of hydrogen which fuses to become helium.
by daryl20076 years ago
This is a very interesting topic for us Historians.
by WindMaestro6 years ago
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by Kendi5 years ago
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by AKA Winston7 years ago
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