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What is in an atomic bomb that makes it so explosive?



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Atomic bombs are of two types, fission(Uranium/Plutonium based0 or fusion(Hydrogen based). In both these, nuclear reactions take place resulting in breaking up of big atoms or fusing of small ones leading to medium sized atoms. It turns out that efficiency of these reactions is very high, as compared to chemical reactions used in chemical bombs mainly because of the high binding e energy of nuclei as compared to atoms.

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