Nucleus vs Ion - What's the difference?

nucleus | ion |

As nouns the difference between nucleus and ion

is that nucleus is the core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled while ion is ion (electrically charged atom).



  • The core, central part (of something), round which others are assembled.
  • An initial part or version that will receive additions.
  • This collection will form the nucleus of a new library.
  • (chemistry, physics) The massive, positively charged central part of an atom, made up of protons and neutrons.
  • (cytology) A large organelle found in cells which contains genetic material.
  • (neuroanatomy) A ganglion, cluster of many neuronal bodies where synapsing occurs.
  • (linguistics) The central part of a syllable, most commonly a vowel.
  • Derived terms

    * nucle- * nuclear * nuclease * nucleate, anucleate * nucleic acid * nuclein * nucleo- * nucleolar * nucleon * nucleotide * nuclide * atomic nucleus * cell nucleus * syllable nucleus, the central part of a syllable * sentence nucleus, the syllable which receives the greatest stress in a word



    (wikipedia ion)


    (en noun)
  • An atom or group of atoms bearing an electrical charge such as the sodium and chlorine atoms in a salt solution.
  • Derived terms

    * anion * autoion * byion * cation * coion * counterion * gegenion * ionic * ionise, ionize * ionogenic * ionome * macroion * microion * multiion * nebenion * photoion * polyion * sulphion * thermion