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hydrogen bomb vs. atomic bomb
[ hahy-druh-juhn bom ]
- a bomb, more powerful than an atomic bomb, that derives its explosive energy from the thermonuclear fusion reaction of hydrogen isotopes.
[ uh-tom-ik bom ]
- a bomb whose potency is derived from nuclear fission of atoms of fissionable material with the consequent conversion of part of their mass into energy.
- a bomb whose explosive force comes from a chain reaction based on nuclear fission in U-235 or plutonium.