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?
(organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.
A compound of this type.
(chiefly, in the plural) A petroleum fraction containing no aromatic compounds
(British) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
* 1919 ,
(chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
- She poured paraffin on the dry floors and on the pandanus-mats, and then she set fire.
To impregnate or treat with paraffin