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The isotope of lithium used in a hydrogen bomb is Li-6,

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 2P

The isotope of lithium used in a hydrogen bomb is Li-6, whose nucleus contains three protons and three neutrons. When a Li-6 nucleus absorbs a neutron, a nucleus of the heaviest hydrogen isotope, tritium, is produced. What is the other product of this reaction? Which of these two products fuels the explosive reaction?

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The hydrogen bomb is completely differ from hydrogen bomb.in atom bomb nuclear fission takes place but in hydrogen bomb nuclear fission takes place and hydrogen bomb is very dangerous than atom bomb and the temperatures required to initiate fusion on earth were unattainable ,The critical mass of fissionable material limits the size of a fission bomb but no such limit is imposed on hydrogen bomb and in hydrogen bomb any amount of fuel can be stored with safety until it is ignited. The fuel for nuclear fusion is hydrogen.And the reaction that works best at moderate temperature is the fusion of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium.Deuterium is found in ordinary water and tritium can produced by the fusion reactor.The fuel for fusion is found in every part of the universe,about 91 % of the atoms in the are estimated to be hydrogen.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
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Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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The isotope of lithium used in a hydrogen bomb is Li-6,