we know that E=Mc^2 so if the any thing burn it will louse mass and produce energy but what about hydrogen bomb and nuclear bomb.how it find energy.

Asked by Mukesh Kumar Mahto | 2nd Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
The source of energy in hydrogen bomb is nuclear fusion and that is a nuclear bomb is nuclear fission.
In fusion reaction, the joining of two or more nuclei takes place to make a more massive one whose mass is slightly less than the combined masses of the particles it is made up of and this mass defect is actually converted into energy in accordance with Einstein's equation.
Fission reaction occurs when the large unstable nucleus of an atom splits into two smaller stable nuclei of similar size, together with other smaller particles such as neutrons. The masses of the products taken together in this process is less than the mass of the parent nucleus which accounts for the released energy.
We hope this clarifies your doubt.

Answered by  | 2nd Nov, 2010, 07:37: PM

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