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The same nuclear radiation is released by both fission (atomic) and fusion (hydrogen) bombs. Hydrogen bombs are larger, and produce more.

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What bombs are much more powerful than the atomic bombs?

A hydrogen bomb.

What is the different between atomic bomb and hydrogen bombs?

A hydrogen bomb is an atom bomb; just one that uses hydrogen.

What is the difference between atom bombs and hydrogen bombs?

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).

Does a hydrogen bomb have a larger blast radius than an atomic bomb?

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.

Was the atomic bomb the worlds biggest nuclear explosion?

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)

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Does the H bomb have radiation?

Yes. Hydrogen bombs are, in fact, a variety of atomic weapon.

Who dropped hydrogen bombs in japan?

Atomic bombs, not hydrogen..The U.S. in August 1945.

What is the energy transfer for Atomic Bombs?


Did radiation reach the us after the hydrogen bomb in ww11?

There were no hydrogen bombs (fusion bombs) detonated during WWII.

What bombs are much more powerful than the atomic bombs?

A hydrogen bomb.

How did atomic bombs affect your planet?

it made it greener with radiation...

What effects still exist in Japan from the atomic bombs?

no effects still exist. Nukes leave a lot of radiation etc but not atomic bombs

What is necular arsenal?

A country's total number of atomic bombs, or even hydrogen bombs in stock

How many people died from radiation sickness from the atomic bombs?

about 65,000

Is the atom bomb and the hydrogen bomb the same thing?

No. Atomic bombs use fission, hydrogen bombs use fusion (and are more powerful)

What is mean atomic war?

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.

Does atomic explosion and nuclear explosion mean the same?

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)