Consider the following differences between hydrogen bomb and nuclear bomb:

  1. While hydrogen bomb uses fusion in a chain reaction, nuclear bomb are based on nuclear fission.
  2. Hydrogen bomb is more powerful than nuclear bomb.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

A hydrogen bomb, or a thermonuclear bomb, uses fusion in a chain reaction when compared to nuclear bomb which uses fission. A hydrogen bomb can be 100 times more dangerous than nuclear bomb.(North Korea recently claimed to have tested an H Bomb on 6 January- 2016)

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