Aliphatic vs Paraffin - What's the difference?

aliphatic | paraffin |


As nouns the difference between aliphatic and paraffin

is that aliphatic is a compound of this type while paraffin is paraffin, alkane.

As an adjective aliphatic

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    paraffin

    English

    Alternative forms

    * paraffine

    Noun

    (wikipedia paraffin) (en noun)
  • (British) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
  • * 1919 ,
  • She poured paraffin on the dry floors and on the pandanus-mats, and then she set fire.
  • (chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
  • paraffin wax.
  • Derived terms

    * chloroparaffin

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To impregnate or treat with paraffin