What is the difference between resin and polymer?

resin | polymer |


As nouns the difference between resin and polymer

is that resin is a viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees while polymer is (organic chemistry) a long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers a polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

resin

English

(wikipedia resin)

Noun

  • A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.
  • Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic.
  • Any synthetic compound of similar properties.
  • Derived terms

    * resinate * resinous

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to apply resin
  • Anagrams

    * * * * * ----

    polymer

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.
  • A material consisting of such polymer molecules.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Charles T. Ambrose
  • , title= Alzheimer’s Disease , volume=101, issue=3, page=200, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.}}

    Derived terms

    * biopolymer * inorganic polymer * oligopolymer * polymeric * polymerize

    See also

    * dimer * monomer * oligomer * trimer * superpolymer ----