This kiss will go to the point as described by the Atmospheric Incineration Torpedo can not work fused nitrogen and oxygen such reaction in atmospheric conditions it is impossible not to add more in this I will only leave it in that if you reached the temperature to perform the fusion that would launch the entire atmosphere off the planet for gas expansion
The question the Atmospheric Incineration Torpedo may exist if, but using chemistry, not nuclear physics, we start by analyzing the composition of our atmosphere (because nobody is going to want to burn the atmosphere of I don't know, Mars is saying the site is already hell)
Let's start by looking at the atmospheric composition
The homosphere occupies the bottom 100 km and has a constant and uniform composition.
Composition of the Earth's atmosphere ( dry air , volume percentages)
ppmv : parts per million by volume
Nitrogen (N2) 780,840 ppmv (78,084%)
Oxygen (O2) 209,460 ppmv (20,946%)
Argon (Ar) 9,340 ppmv (0.934%)
Carbon dioxide 400 ppmv (0.04%)
Neon (Ne) 18.18 ppmv (0.001818%)
Helium (He) 5 , 24 ppmv (0.000524%)
Methane (CH4) 1 , 79 ppmv (0.000179%)
Krypton (Kr) 1 , 14 ppmv (0.000114%)
Hydrogen (H2) 0 , 55 ppmv (0.000055%)
Nitrous oxide (N2O) 0.3 ppmv (0.00003%)
Xenon (Xe) 0.09 ppmv (9x10-6%)
Ozone (O3) 0.0-0.07 ppmv (0% to 7x10-6%)
Nitrogen dioxide 0.02 ppmv (2x10-6%)
Iodine (I) 0.01 ppmv (1x10-6%)
0.1 ppmv carbon monoxide
Ammonia (NH3) traces
Excluded for being dry air
Water (steam) (H2O) –0.40% at atmospheric level, on surface: 1% -4%
The heterosphere extends from 80 km to the upper limit of the atmosphere (about 10,000 km); It is stratified, that is, formed by different layers with different composition.
80-400 km - molecular nitrogen layer
400-1100 km - atomic oxygen layer
1100-3500 km - helium layer
3500-10 000 km - hydrogen layer
Now that we know the composition of the atmosphere we see something about the gases that compose see that we serve begin to rule
Argon is a noble gas does not ration with anything
Neon the same
Helium the same
Xenon explains himself
CO2 is very stable
CO can still be burned but its concentration is 0.1 parts per million so the energy is not very large
Iodine for these purposes is useless
Very useless nitrogen dioxide
Ozone is oxidizing but not abundant enough to be useful
Nitrogen oxide will be useful later because by reducing ozone to molecular oxygen and releasing two molecules of nitrogen monoxide and energy its critical temperature is 36 ℃ (that will be important later)
Very flammable hydrogen its flame easily reaches 2000 ℃ but it is so scarce that it is useless
Methane its concentration is medium decent and it is very flammable its Auto-ignition temperature is 537 án you will see why it is useful
Oxygen is the main oxidizer.
Nitrogen (N2) if we want to burn the atmosphere of a planet, we have to work with this. Elemental nitrogen has a low reactivity towards most common substances, at ordinary temperatures. At high temperatures, it reacts with chromium, silicon, titanium, aluminum, boron, beryllium, magnesium, barium, strontium, calcium and lithium to form nitrides; with O2, to form NO, and in the presence of a catalyst, with hydrogen at quite high temperatures and pressure, to form ammonia. Nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen combine above 1800ºC (3270ºF) to form hydrogen cyanide.
Now that we know this in what helps us create our destroyer of worlds ?
Puses turns out that thermal NOx : occurs at high temperatures, usually above 1200 ° C. This is the main production mechanism in combustion and is produced as oxidation of diatomic nitrogen (N2) contained in the air.
The term nitrogen oxide refers to various chemical compounds formed by the combination of oxygen and nitrogen, such as NO, NO2, N2O2, N2O4, N2O, N2O3, N2O5 and NO3. However, the most common and normally present in the atmosphere are NO (nitrogen monoxide or nitric oxide) and NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) and frequently the term NOx refers to these two only. Remember the nitrogen oxide ( N2O ) I told you that it would be important at this point I assume that you have already realized where the shots are going a very energetic chemical reaction can break the triple bond of the N2 and allows it to react to give 2 NO or 1 NO2 and a nitrogen that will react later if the initial volume is sufficient plus the other reactions that will occur (combustion of methane combustion of the forests of the planet and so on .) Basically everything that can burn burns until the oxygen of the planet is finished (the that will occur before all the nitrogen that is more abundant reacts) this would generate a virtually planetary combustion
Now the question is how I start this chain reaction because I have not done the calculations mainly because it is very complex , I have no intention of creating such a weapon (for now) and most important of all I am lazy but if you want to do the exact calculations information is on the internet but in broad strokes a pump between 2.5 and 3 kisses the power of the Zar pump ( 50 MT ) that gives us a pump between 125 to 150 MT that detonates between 400 to 450 kilometers high should be capable of burning the atmosphere of a planet like the earth (and in response to why the tsar bomb did not cause similar damage, the answer is that it exploded only 4 kilometers high and a small atomic bomb with the power to generate such a reaction has been used in the ideal area of the atmosphere)
Again I apologize for the google translation