a salt or ester of stearic acid.
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How to use stearate in a sentence
We may thus conceive how a small quantity of stearate or oleate of potash may resist the decomposing action of the soda salts.
On adding water to it afterwards, the liquor affords a fresh quantity of bi-stearate and bi-margarate.
In order that the alcoholic solution of the bi-stearate may redden the litmus, the alcohol should not be very strong.
When added to water containing calcium salts the insoluble calcium palmitate and stearate are precipitated.An Elementary Study of Chemistry | William McPherson
From the stearate of soda, it appears to be 104; and from that of lime, 102.
British Dictionary definitions for stearate
any salt or ester of stearic acid
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Scientific definitions for stearate
A salt or ester of stearic acid, containing the group C17H35COO.
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