The same nuclear radiation is released by both fission (atomic) and fusion (hydrogen) bombs. Hydrogen bombs are larger, and produce more.
A hydrogen bomb.
A hydrogen bomb is an atom bomb; just one that uses hydrogen.
An atomic bomb is a fission bomb, which uses a type of heavy radioactive metal (usually uranium 235 or plutonium 239). Neutrons split this metal up, resulting in a release of a lot of energy (this is what happens in nuclear power stations). A hydrogen bomb is a fusion bomb, which comes in two parts: a fission device (A-bomb) and a fuel cell composed of hydrogen. The fission device is detonated and the radiation fuses the hydrogen together to form helium, thus also releasing a lot of energy (this is what happens in stars).
Trick question. The answer is vastly simplified--perhaps to the point of inaccuracy.Having worked on a system that carried either payload, I can tell you that a hydrogen device will produce a larger blast radius with less long term radiation than the same physically sized uranium or plutonium device, but that efficient detonation does not occur until above the 50 kiloton range--not much of an issue when the average size of the devices of the five NPT states is taken into account. Much of the radiation released by a hydrogen reaction is in the form of heat, hence the term thermo-nuclear. All hydrogen bombs are fusion bombs. Solely uranium and plutonium bombs are fission devices. The difference is in the reaction (fission splits the atom, fusion compresses two hydrogen atoms into a helium atom--similar to the mechanism of stars). Additionally, all hydrogen bombs also have a fissile component that is used to compress and initiate the fusion reaction.
No. Hydrogen Bombs have been detonated that make the atomic bomb look small in comparison. The Atomic Bombs dropped on Japan in WW2 were 25 Kton (equivilent to 25000 tons of dynamite), while H bombs can be as big as several hundred Megaton (million tons of dynamite)
Yes. Hydrogen bombs are, in fact, a variety of atomic weapon.
Atomic bombs, not hydrogen..The U.S. in August 1945.
There were no hydrogen bombs (fusion bombs) detonated during WWII.
A hydrogen bomb.
it made it greener with radiation...
no effects still exist. Nukes leave a lot of radiation etc but not atomic bombs
A country's total number of atomic bombs, or even hydrogen bombs in stock
No. Atomic bombs use fission, hydrogen bombs use fusion (and are more powerful)
This is a war fought using Atomic weapons. Atomic weapons are weapons that use Nuclear fission explostion producing tremendous pressure and radiation. Later nuclear weapons were called hydrogen bombs that use nuclear fussion.
This question could be easily misconstrued. While atomic and nuclear explosion mean the same thing, and all atomic bombs are nuclear bombs, not all nuclear bombs are atomic bombs. The more powerful nuclear bombs are hydrogen bombs, and there is a very important fundamental difference between the two. ============================================================== A bomb is fission - the splitting of an atom H bomb is fusion - the joining together of atoms (and much more powerfull)