a bomb, more powerful than an atomic bomb, that derives its explosive energy from the thermonuclear fusion reaction of hydrogen isotopes.
a type of bomb in which energy is released by fusion of hydrogen nuclei to give helium nuclei. The energy required to initiate the fusion is provided by the detonation of an atomic bomb, which is surrounded by a hydrogen-containing substance such as lithium deuteride Also called H-bomb See also fusion bomb
An extremely destructive bomb whose explosive power is derived from the energy released when hydrogen atoms are fused to form helium. This atomic fusion reaction is the same reaction that takes place in stars like the Sun, where the pressure of gravity forces hydrogen atoms to fuse; a hydrogen bomb uses the force of an atomic explosion (the fission reaction exploited in atomic bombs) to compress the hydrogen to the point where fusion takes place. Hydrogen bombs are many times more powerful than atomic bombs.
A nuclear weapon with enormous explosive power, fueled by nuclear fusion, in which atoms of hydrogen combine to form atoms of helium.
noun 1. a type of chemical bond in which a hydrogen atom that has a covalent link with one of the electronegative atoms (F, N, O) forms an electrostatic link with another electronegative atom in the same or another molecule. noun 1. a weak chemical bond between an electronegative atom, such as fluorine, oxygen, or […]
noun 1. a colorless gas, HBr, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrobromic acid. noun 1. a colourless pungent gas used in organic synthesis. Formula: HBr 2. an aqueous solution of hydrogen bromide; hydrobromic acid hydrogen bromide n. An irritating colorless gas used in the manufacture of barbiturates and synthetic hormones.
- Hydrogen carbonate
noun 1. another name for bicarbonate
noun 1. a colorless gas, HCl, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrochloric acid. noun 1. a colourless pungent corrosive gas obtained by the action of sulphuric acid on sodium chloride: used in making vinyl chloride and other organic chemicals. Formula: HCl 2. an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride; hydrochloric acid hydrogen chloride n. […]