hmm a chemistry question...
How does an atom bomb work?
1) It's more of a physics question because the chemistry ain't that complex.
2) Are you wanting to know about how the original fission atom bomb worked, how a fusion or hydrogen bomb work or how a neutron bomb works. It's quite a lot of info.
Anyway, here's a great explanation.
Maybe a better aproach would be to read that and ask some questions about it that might not be answered.
Anyone wanna know how a chemical weapon like a nerve gas (e.g. VX Gas) works??
p.s. Tony, if you want to see a great vid I've got on the history of the atomic and nuclear weapons programs like Trinity and the tests at Bikini Atol, just ask.
[Edited on 8/7/02 by Top_Cat]