Pure research focuses on understanding basic properties and processes. Applied research focuses on the use of information to create useful materials.
How is pure chemistry different from applied?
Pure chemistry is the ability to study something for your own knowledge benefit. On the other hand, applied chemistry is the process of using your knowledge for an intended purpose or application.
What is pure and applied science?
~ Although definitions of each have varied slightly, it generally boils down to this dichotomy: ‘Pure’ science (also called fundamental or basic science) is curiosity-driven research, or doing research for the sake of knowledge