Reagent vs Detector - What's the difference?

reagent | detector |


As nouns the difference between reagent and detector

is that reagent is (chemistry) a compound or mixture of compounds used to treat materials, samples, other compounds or reactants in a laboratory or sometimes an industrial setting while detector is a device capable of registering a specific substance or physical phenomenon.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

reagent

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Noun

(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

    Anagrams

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

    detector

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device capable of registering a specific substance or physical phenomenon.
  • Smoke detectors are mandatory in public buildings.

    Derived terms

    * lie detector * smoke detector