The exponential, represented by (bx) refers to the mathematical operation of raising the base 'b' to the power of 'x.' When 'b' is a positive number, and 'x' is a real number, the result of this operation is an exponential function. It can be represented as -
Exponential function represents the rapid growth of a number as we move on to the x-axis. It always return the positive values (f(x) > 0) unless stated.
The term 'Exponent' and 'Exponential' is always confusing, but they are two different aspects of an exponential function. 'Exponent' represent the power to which a base is to be raised and 'Exponential' represent the exponential function of mathematics. For example - 3^2 = 9. Here 2 is the exponent which is raised.