how does helium bomb work and how is it diff then atom bomb?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Helium bomb? Do you mean hydrogen bomb?

    Anyway, an atomic bomb uses uranium or plutonium, heavy elements, and bombards them with a force, which splits the heavy nuclei into smaller nuclei, with a huge rush of energy. This is called nuclear fission.

    Hydrogen bombs are kind of the opposite. They perform nuclear fusion, which is much harder to do. Hydrogen bombs use atomic bombs to provide the force. In the center is a pellet of deuterium, a hydrogen isotope with a neutron. The deuterium fuses together to form helium, creating a much, much, much bigger explosion than fission.

    One modern hydrogen bomb can instantly vaporize all the water in the San Francisco Bay.

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  • bente
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Helium Bomb

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  • 1 decade ago

    a helium bomb is a special type of atomic bomb. an atomic bomb works when an atom is split, releasing energy. in a helium bomb, a helium atom is split, just like in a hydrogen bomb when a hydrogen bomb is split.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Um it's actually a hydrogen bomb, and it differs from the uranium-based atomic bomb because it uses a different radioactive element to cause a huge explosion of energy. Hydgrogen bombs are way more destructive than atom bombs because they have different chemical bonds.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    "Atomic bomb" is an inappropriate term. Nuclear weapons come in two types: fission and fusion. They are called nuclear weapons because the energy released comes from nuclear binding energy in both cases (splitting large nuclei, or fusing small nuclei both release energy). The term "atomic" bomb comes from the idea that the first ones involved splitting atoms. Technically, they split nuclei and therefore should be called "nuclear" bombs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well i dont know about helium but atom bomb come form the air on to the grund

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  • 1 decade ago

    hydrogen bomb. dolt.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It makes you talk really funny, then you blow up and float away.

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