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What Is The Difference Between An Atom And A Cell?

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An atom is the smallest stable form of matter. A cell is the smallest form of life. A single cell is composed of trillions of atoms.
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The difference between atoms and cells is that cells are living things that protect or help you and your body stay healthy. There are many different kinds of cells: Red blood cells, White blood cells, Heart muscle cells, Brain cells, Nerve cells, Animal cells, Skin cells, Plant cells, Human cells, Bone cells, Muscle cells, and Stomach cells. All these different types of cells all have different jobs like the heart muscle cell controls your heart muscle, the brain cells control the brain, your nerve cells takes electrical signals and passes them to the brain. Atoms are NOT living things they are cells made up of metal, chemicals, and particles. Atoms are just tiny little things that are in the air. These atoms are so small that you can't even see it that are smaller than 1 speck of dust. Cells and atoms are two TOTALLY different things but it's hard to get them mixed up.
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An atom is a VERY small particle of matter that with other atoms make up molecules.A cell is biological entity that is made up of millions of molecules.An atom is not biologically active.
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Correct. But we also talk of dead cells.
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Correct. But we also talk of dead cells. So the idea is, cells are made up of atoms too.
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An atom is the smallest part of an element of chemical nature. It is indivisible, i.e. It cannot be further divided into smaller parts. Even though its size is minute, it retains all the original properties of the chemical element. Every atom consists of three subatomic particles, Electrons (negatively charged), Protons (positively charged) and neutrons (no charge).    A cell is a term given to one single unit which is enclosed inside a border. Biologically, it is a unit which forms the structural basis necessary for a being to function. It is hence often referred to as "the building block of life". Organisms can be unicellular, such as amoeba, or multi cellular, such as humans.
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An atom is the smallest part of an element of chemical nature. It is indivisible, i.e. It cannot be further divided into smaller parts. Even though its size is minute, it retains all the original properties of the chemical element. Every atom consists of three subatomic particles, Electrons (negatively charged), Protons (positively charged) and neutrons (no charge).    A cell is a term given to one single unit which is enclosed in`side a border. Biologically, it is a unit which forms the structural basis necessary for a being to function. It is hence often referred to as "the building block of life". Organisms can be unicellular, such as amoeba, or multicellular, such as humans.
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What's The Difference Between A Cell And An Atom?

Quite a bit different, but then similar.
An atom is the smallest part of an element such as (H) hydrogen which is the lightest (in atomic weight) element on a periodic table, or in our universe. A cell is similar in terms that a cell is a unit of a larger element. An atom is elemental itself. Wait this is going on and on forever.

Let's simply a cell is very small and can be seen under a microscope. An atom is so small, you can't see it with or without a microscope.
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A cell is bigger in science and an atom is smaller in science.
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Is cell made up of an atom or not
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Shalini Bajpai
Shalini Bajpai commented
Yes cell is made up of atoms and molecules...

atom (or may be molecule) is a unit of matter...cell is a unit of living matter (plants and animals)..


See a matter like iron is made up of identical units called iron atoms(or may be iron molecules)
But a living matter is made up of variety of units( nerve cells, blood cells, skeletal cells etc)

But yes cells consist of atoms and not the otherway round.

What confuses is that both atom and cell consist of nucleus..but the nucleus of both these entities are entirely in different sense..
indeed the nucleus of a cell must be consisting of billions of atoms (and hence billions of nucleus of these atoms)..

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Shalini Bajpai
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Yes cell is made up of atoms and molecules...

atom (or may be molecule) is a unit of matter...cell is a unit of living matter (plants and animals)..


See a matter like iron is made up of identical units called iron atoms(or may be iron molecules)
But a living matter is made up of variety of units( nerve cells, blood cells, skeletal cells etc)

But yes cells consist of atoms and not the otherway round.

What confuses is that both atom and cell consist of nucleus..but the nucleus of both these entities are entirely in different sense..
indeed the nucleus of a cell must be consisting of billions of atoms (and hence billions of nucleus of these atoms)..

Are u still confused?
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I'm confused ?? If cells are living and atoms are NOT living that does not make sense to me? Please clear this up for me....how can trillions of atoms make up a cell and have a electrical charge component and still be considered not living ?
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Shalini Bajpai
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I think beyond a point science cannot give answers to our questions...
I think a living matter is living as long as there is consciousness( soul ) in it.. i really dont know whether it is correct to call even a cell a living entity..but as long as there is soul in the body, cells do their activities- like cell division etc..these are only my guesses..
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It is true that cell also can be dead but it is a fact that atoms are also the unit of cells .
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Difference in size: Atoms vary in size from 10 tot he power of minus 9 to 10 to the power of minus 8.

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