• Question: What is the difference between fission energy for nuclear power and fission energy for bombs?

    Asked by 584fuee25 to Sarah on 17 Mar 2016.
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      Sarah Hargreaves answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      Hi again!

      There is no difference between fission used to create nuclear power and fission used in bombs.

      Fission relates to the process which creates the energy. Nuclear fission is when a large atom is split into two or more smaller atoms. When an atom is split a huge amount of energy is released. You can read more about it here:http://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/nuclear_energy_and_fission.php