Consider the following differences between hydrogen bomb and nuclear bomb:
- While hydrogen bomb uses fusion in a chain reaction, nuclear bomb are based on nuclear fission.
- Hydrogen bomb is more powerful than nuclear bomb.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A hydrogen bomb, or a thermonuclear bomb, uses fusion in a chain reaction when compared to nuclear bomb which uses fission. A hydrogen bomb can be 100 times more dangerous than nuclear bomb.(North Korea recently claimed to have tested an H Bomb on 6 January- 2016)
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