Surfactant vs Nonsurfactant - What's the difference?

surfactant | nonsurfactant |


As nouns the difference between surfactant and nonsurfactant

is that surfactant is (chemistry) a surface active agent, or wetting agent, capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid; typically organic compounds having a hydrophilic "head" and a hydrophobic "tail" while nonsurfactant is that which is not a surfactant.

surfactant

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) A surface active agent, or wetting agent, capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid; typically organic compounds having a hydrophilic "head" and a hydrophobic "tail".
  • (biochemistry) A lipoprotein in the tissues of the lung that reduces surface tension and permits more efficient gas transport.
  • nonsurfactant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is not a surfactant.