What is the difference between nucleon and neutron?

nucleon | neutron |

Nucleon is a hypernym of neutron.


As nouns the difference between nucleon and neutron

is that nucleon is one of the subatomic particles of the atomic nucleus, ie a proton or a neutron while neutron is (particle) a subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks.

nucleon

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One of the subatomic particles of the atomic nucleus, i.e. a proton or a neutron.
  • neutron

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia neutron) (en noun)
  • (particle) A subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks
  • Symbol: n

    Hypernyms

    * nucleon

    Derived terms

    * neutron bomb

    See also

    * electron * proton