Fluorine vs Difluoromethane - What's the difference?

fluorine | difluoromethane |


As nouns the difference between fluorine and difluoromethane

is that fluorine is (uncountable) the chemical element (symbol f) with an atomic number of 9 while difluoromethane is (organic compound) a dihalogenoalkane in which two of the four hydrogen atoms of methane are replaced by fluorine, used as a refrigerant.

fluorine

English

Noun

(wikipedia fluorine)
  • (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol F) with an atomic number of 9.
  • (chemistry, countable) A fluorine atom.
  • an octahedron of fluorines

    Derived terms

    * fluorian * fluo- * fluor-, fluoro- * fluoride * fluorinate * fluorination * * * fluorine dating * fluorine method * fluorine oxide * fluorine test

    See also

    *

    difluoromethane

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia difluoromethane)
  • (organic compound) A dihalogenoalkane in which two of the four hydrogen atoms of methane are replaced by fluorine, used as a refrigerant.