What is the difference between Reagents and Chemicals?

The difference between reagents and chemicals

is that “reagents” is a compound or mixture of compounds used to treat or test materials, samples, other compounds or reactants in a laboratory or sometimes an industrial setting and “chemicals” is of or relating to chemistry.

reagents

chemicals

Noun

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

Adjective

  • Of or relating to chemistry.
  • Of or relating to a material or processes not commonly found in nature or in a particular product.
  • (obsolete) Of or relating to alchemy.

Noun

  • (chemistry, sciences) Any specific chemical element or chemical compound or alloy.
  • (colloquial) An artificial chemical compound.

Examples

  • I color my hair with henna, not chemicals.