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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

How are nuclear weapons created?

2)I mean are nuclear weapons created from nuclear energy?

3)how is nuclear energy connected to nuclear weapons?

4) how is nuclear energy dangerous?

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  • R T
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Uranium and Plutonium are enriched (purified) to power nuclear reactors. If one continues enriching, the material gets good enough for weapons. So, the same methods used to produce peaceful nuclear fuel are also used to create weapons of mass destruction. It all depends on at what point they stop enriching.

    SO, a peaceful nuclear program can also be used to create weapons. A "peaceful" program in the wrong hands is therefore very dangerous.

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  • 9 years ago

    The short answers to your questions are

    1) Radioactive material is set up in a way that a lot of chemical reactions happen very very quickly. The fuel would normally explode at temperatures way lower than what a nuclear bomb reaches, but the chain reaction happens too quick for the bomb to even be able to blow up before it's completed.

    2)No

    3)The both involve chain reactions. Nuclear power comes from a controlled chain reaction from uranium that is not enriched enough to cause a very big explosion even if someone wanted to.

    4) The waste it creates lasts a very long time

    And this is the article I was paraphrasing

    http://muller.lbl.gov/teaching/physics10/old physics 10/chapters (old)/8-ChinaSyndrome.html

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Nuclear weapons are nowadays made of plutonium.

    Uranium is made of 99.4% of 238-isotope and 0.6% 235-isotope. In nuclear plants uranium-235 undergoes radioactive decay and neutrons that are released in the process bombard 238-nuclii and stick to them forming uranium-239, which is very unstable. Uranium-239 has too many neutrons and rapidly undergoes two beta decays first into Neptunium-239 and then to Plutonium-239.

    Plutonium-239 is relatively stable and because its composition is exactly like U-235 plus alpha-particle He-4 it is as fissible as Uranium-235. But also Plutonium is a diifferent chemical element, so it can be easily separeated form used uranium fuel.

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  • 3 years ago

    i think of weapons have been initially created and was waiting to shelter your self against a bodily improved aggressor. Wars come from disagreements between diverse communities, and are lots of the circumstances incredibly stupid, because of the fact human beings come across and kill one yet another over political suggestions. The nuclear bomb became developed through united statesa. for the duration of WW2 in line with the improve of the German 0.33 Reich which posed a international possibility to mankind. It became meant for use against Germany, yet because of the fact Germany would desire to be defeated without it (finished renounce eighth would 1945), it became then used against the jap Empire, which became nonetheless fighing, on the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the 6th and ninth Aug 1945. the jap Empire ultimately surrendered on 2 Sep 1945.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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  • 9 years ago

    Google could be your friend, if you use it.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-To-Make-An-Atom...

    You also might want to post this question in the science section.

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  • Josh
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    by having plutonium.

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