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Nuclear war Science making and historyThe nuclear bomb is the most destructive weapon that is possessed by the human race at this time It is important to the world that we live on and all if its inhabitants that nuclear bombs are controlled and managed properly so that they will not be used accidentally or unnecessarily A grasp of the principles behind them and the events that have happened in the past is necessary for predicting possible future situations From the inception of the idea of the atomic bomb until the present nuclear weapons have caused a fear of nuclear holocaust in the future they may be less of a threat of total destruction An understanding of the basic principles and work behind the scenes of nuclear weapons is necessary to understand much of the situation with nuclear weapons throughout the past and continuing into the future Before any of the theory can be understood a basic comprehension of the structure of the atom is necessary Atoms are composed of neutrons electrons and protons Neutrons and protons are found in the nucleus of an atom which is the compact mass in the center that the electrons orbit around The protons and neutrons are thousands of times more massive that the electrons Neutrons have no charge protons are positive and electrons are negative The similar charges repel each other but the protons are held together in the nucleus by a force similar to gravity In normal chemical changes the nucleus of an atom remains unchanged in a nuclear reaction however nuclei of the atoms combine or split forming other elements Fusion 2 Iron is the most stable element because it has the perfect balance of repulsion between protons and attraction due to gravity Elements with lower atomic numbers tend to undergo fusion or combine if put under the right circumstances This is similar to the process on the sun where hydrogen combines to form helium An
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