Alpha or Omega wrote:This is how they did it. They used the average mass of a human(78 kg & 70% water content, which means 54.6 kg of water)

http://www.physics.le.ac.uk/jist/index. ... view/23/18

Do note that it is for regular vaporization, and they said for an instantaneous vaporization, it requires more than 2.99 gigajoules.

Thank you. I've been wondering where this information came from. Well, I knew of this source, but I've never seen the actual calculation, only the conclusion. Considering I'm assuming both X and Zero are made of titanium (X is made of titanium x and Zero is made of ceramic titanium), the amount of total energy shouldn't be difficult to find, then. So water has a molar mass of 0.01801528 kg/mol. If the amount is of water is 56.4 kg., then that's 3,130.68 moles of water. That seems correct so far. I'm not sure where they got the number to double that amount. That's what I'm failing to understand. Whether I use 40.66 kJ/mol or 2,257 kJ/kg, I end up with 127,293.28 joules.

Heat of vaporization refers to the amount of heat necessary to evaporate a liquid, so since neither X, nor Zero are liquid, I'd have to find the heat of fusion first and probably add that with the heat of vaporization of titanium, which would give me 519,726,000 joules. This is lower than the calculation used for the human body, probably because the human body alone isn't just water. I'm sure there's a few more calculations I'd need to add in there like specific heat, but until I can get a clearer understanding of all of this, I don't think X or Zero would be able to survive even 50 tons of TNT.