stearic acid, prepared by the above process, contains combined water, from which it cannot be freed.
They all consist of acids (stearic, palmitic, &c.) united with glycerine.
The acids separated from it are known by the names of margaric, stearic, and oleic acids.
The pins for the Shawinigan line were boiled in stearic acid.
Wax candles are now seldom moulded, but if so the same processes are followed as for stearic and paraffin candles.
Stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.
The preceding numbers will serve to regulate the manufacture of stearic acid for the purpose of making candles.
The weight, less the amount of stearic acid or beeswax added, multiplied by 20 gives the percentage of fatty acids.
Fats of the third order, the stearic group, are called "saturated" because they have taken up all the hydrogen they can hold.
It now forms an important secondary product in the manufacture of stearic acid.