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

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

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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...

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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