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Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The role of tritium and deuterium contain should be determined for nuclear bomb.

Concept Introduction:

  • Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen.
  • This play a vital role and perishable ingredient of nuclear bomb.
  • Unlike Uranium & plutonium, which last for tens of thousands of years, tritium transforms itself into a form of helium at a rate of about 5.5 percent a year.

    Therefore, it must be replaced periodically.

  • A few grams of tritium inside a bomb will produce a more efficient chain reactions and made same destruction energy form less fuel.
  • So that’s why in modern era atomic bomb containing a small amount like Tritium & Deuterium instead of Uranium or Plutonium.

To determine: The tritium and deuterium contain present in atomic bomb & how these are helping to boost the power of explosion. .

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