- a salt or ester of stearic acid.
Origin of stearate
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Ordinary starch, or talcum, or the stearate of zinc is suitable.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
From the stearate of soda, it appears to be 104; and from that of lime, 102.
This separates the stearate, and leaves a nearly pure oleate of lead.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The stearate of lead, by Chevreul, gives 109 for the atomic weight of the acid.
We may thus conceive how a small quantity of stearate or oleate of potash may resist the decomposing action of the soda salts.
- any salt or ester of stearic acid
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- A salt or ester of stearic acid.
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- A salt or ester of stearic acid, containing the group C17H35COO.
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