Mercaptan vs Aliphatic - What's the difference?

mercaptan | aliphatic |


As nouns the difference between mercaptan and aliphatic

is that mercaptan is mercaptan while aliphatic is a compound of this type.

As an adjective aliphatic is

(organic chemistry) of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.

mercaptan

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( R1.S.R2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling. When R2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.
  • aliphatic

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A compound of this type.
  • (chiefly, in the plural) A petroleum fraction containing no aromatic compounds
  • See also

    * alicyclic * aromatic