Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What’s The Difference?

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What’s The Difference? – credits to Seeker

North Korea has recently stated they have successfully tested out a Hydrogen Bomb or the Thermonuclear bomb. The principle difference between these two bombs is that Atomic bombs use nuclear fission as the main explosion while a Hydrogen bomb uses nuclear fusion. Atomic bombs use heavy metals like Uranium or Plutonium and split them leading to the creation of energy. In a Hydrogen bomb, however, Hydrogen isotopes are combined to form Helium. If the nuclear fusion needs to occur, a temperature of 15,000C is required which is provided by the atomic bomb that acts as the starter for the Hydrogen Bomb. Has North Korea developed the technology we may or may not find out? What we can definitely be sure of is that it is not going to be safe for others if so.



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