And....why was it not used in the experiment?
I'll help ultra on this one. What was the use of oxygen in the experiment?
...But how did those bacteria that created those organisms form?
We don't know for sure, but it is theorized that during a thunderstorm lightening struck just the right atom and created a cell.
So yeah.. i know that thunder is a natural occurence but how could thunder strike something so infinitismal as an atom?. And i really don't think an atom has the right chemicals to create a living single cell organism. And really7 your explanation was just lacking some details.
I'll elaborate more.
Scientists showed in an experiment (Miller-Urey Experiment) that in situations not unlike those present on early Earth, that organic compounds could be synthesized from inorganic compounds. Basically, they could make amino acids from the chemicals present in the atmosphere at the time in the right conditions, which included an electrical charge being sent through the inorganic compounds. That's where the lightning comes in.
Still haven't answered! How can lightning strike something so infinitismal as an atom! I know it could move through the atmosphere thus striking the atom but it would need a certain amount of speed to strike one atom. Or did it strike a group of atoms creating a cell
I actually did answer it. In the experiment they ran the electricity through the gases that would've been there in the atmosphere. I really don't know how to explain it any better.
You need oxygen for amino acids.