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What is the energy release in a nuclear explosion?

In a nuclear detonation, there is a distinct step of energy release. What is the energy release of a nuclear weapon, and what kind of energy release is it?
Where does the energy come from? What is the maximum amount of energy released by a nuclear bomb?


In a nuclear detonation the energy comes from fusion reactions at the atomic scale. The bomb then

produces the typical energy/mass ratio of an inertial mass of 1 g of TNT, 1 kt of TN