stearic acid, prepared by the above process, contains combined water, from which it cannot be freed.
The pins for the Shawinigan line were boiled in stearic acid.
The preceding numbers will serve to regulate the manufacture of stearic acid for the purpose of making candles.
Stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.
To make this, first melt the stearic acid as already directed.
The weight, less the amount of stearic acid or beeswax added, multiplied by 20 gives the percentage of fatty acids.
stearic acid, being the hard firm fatty acid, may be used in small quantities to give a better grade of soap body and finish.
It now forms an important secondary product in the manufacture of stearic acid.
Tallow converted into stearic acid by saponification is readily hardened and bleached, if moderately pure.
Prepared from palmitin (see next article), by saponification, as stearic acid is prepared from stearin.
stearic acid ste·ar·ic acid (stē-ār'ĭk, stēr'ĭk)
A colorless, odorless, waxlike fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats and used in pharmaceutical preparations, ointments, soaps, and suppositories.