Why is that thing in the cell called a nucleous and a bomb called a nuclear bomb? Is there a reason they are almost the same word?
- az_lenderLv 71 month agoBest Answer
Yes, the "nucleus" of a cell is the central part where a lot of the important stuff happens. A nuclear bomb gets its energy from reactions that happen within the nucleus of the atoms. An atom consists of a "nucleus" containing a certain number of protons and neutrons, and then some outer shells consisting of electrons. Electricity, a very familiar form of energy, involves the movement of electrons between different atoms. Nuclear energy involves splitting an atomic nucleus (or lots of them, actually).
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
nucleus IS the same word, named after the dense hard core of things like cherries.
In cells it was observed through microscopes, and dubbed nucleus
In atoms it was theorised (and nobody ever rendered the theory implausible) and dubbed nucleus
- 1 month ago
The word nucleus is a latin word that means seed inside a fruit. A cell nucleus can look like a seed inside a fruit under a microscope so it was given that name.
An atomic nucleus also somewhat matches that term as it is the center of an atom with electrons orbiting outside so it was named the nucleus as well. A nuclear bomb explodes by splitting the nucleus of an atom apart. This is why they both have the same name, not because they are related but because both cells and atoms share a small dense area on the inside.