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Reagent vs Reactive - What's the difference?

reagent | reactive |

As a noun reagent

is .

As a verb reactive is




Alternative forms



(en noun)
  • (chemistry) A compound or mixture of compounds used to treat materials, samples, other compounds or reactants in a laboratory or sometimes an industrial setting.
  • Derived terms

    * Benedict's reagent * Brady's reagent * Edman's reagent * Ehrlich's reagent * Froehde reagent * Grignard reagent * Kovac's reagent * Liebermann reagent * Melzer's reagent * Molisch's reagent * Sanger's reagent * van Urk reagent


    * (l), (l) Chemical reagents ----




    (en adjective)
  • that reacts or responds to a stimulus
  • (chemistry) that readily takes part in reactions
  • francium is the most reactive of the alkali metals.
  • (electronics) Characterized by induction or capacitance rather than resistance.
  • Reacting to the past rather than anticipating the future, not predictive.
  • Derived terms

    * reactive armour * reactive arthritis * reactive centre * reactive depression * reactive distillation * reactive dye * reactive homeostasis * reactive hyperemia * reactive hypoglycemia * reactive intermediate * reactive ion etching * reactive lymphocyte * reactive schizophrenia * reactive search * reactive load


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