Stearic acid Set type / Edit

«Stearic acid (/ˈstɪərɪk/STEER-ik, /stiˈærɪk/stee-ARR-ik) is a saturated fatty acid with an 18-carbon chain and has the IUPAC name octadecanoic acid. It is a waxy solid and its chemical formula is C17H35CO2H. Its name comes from the Greek word στέαρ "stéar", which means tallow. The salts and esters of stearic acid are called stearates. As its ester, stearic acid is one of the most common saturated fatty acid found in nature following palmitic acid.[9] The triglyceride derived from three molecules of stearic acid is called stearin.» (wikipedia)

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