Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Weapons

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What are nuclear weapons. Nuclear Weapons are bombs or missiles that use nuclear energy to cause an explosion of devastating range. Nuclear weapons work like conventional bombs, which means they are designed to cause damage through an explosion that releases a large amount of energy in a short period of time. Unlike conventional bombs though where the explosion is generated by a chemical reaction, which involves the rearrangement of atoms to form new molecules. In nuclear weapons, the explosion is instead generated by changing the atoms themselves, either by splitting them or fusing them together to create new atoms. The amount of energy released is also different in a nuclear reaction than a conventional bomb, for a conventional bomb since the amount of energy available within an atom is given by Einstein’s famous formula E=mc2, where E = energy, m = the mass and c = the speed of light. Since the energy available equals the mass multiplied by 9,000,000,000,000,000,000 or the square of the speed of light represented in meters per second. As a product, a nuclear bomb which uses approximately one kilogram of plutonium could have the same explosive force as approximately 15 million kilograms of the conventional explosive TNT. There are two kinds of nuclear weapons, those made by fission energy and those made by fusion energy. The difference between these two ways are that in fission weapons, atoms are split. In a fission bomb the nucleus splits into two smaller nuclei, extra

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