There is some significant and distinct difference amid hydrogen bombs and atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs. Out of curiosity from the North Korean hydrogen test, here are some of the differences between the nuclear bomb and hydrogen bomb that I have highlighted.
Firstly, thermonuclear or hydrogen bombs, are more powerful than atomic bombs. Therefore, the difference between thermonuclear bombs and fission bombs always starts at the atomic level. Just to remind you, atomic bombs, examples of those used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, function by splitting the nucleus of the atom. Subsequently, some molecules and fragments hit the nuclei of the neighboring atoms, causing them to break, and thus, develops and produces a huge explosion signified by a chain reaction (Hartmann, & Fuller, 2016Additionally, the bombs that exploded in Nagasaki and Hiroshima produced 20 kilotons and 15 kilotons 1520 kilotons of TNT, correspondingly. This kind of experience can only be related and connected with the fusion reaction that takes place in the core and center of the sun, where hydrogen atoms fuse into helium and thus giving off heat, light, and other forms of energy.
Both atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb are scary beasts, as they involve fission explosion, although they use alarming and terrifying blast just as a trigger. Further, the vast and massive heat released after the synthesis and fusion explosions goes off after the bomb compresses a core fuel.