Complete Definition of "stearic acid"

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en-noun|sg=stearic acid|-

  1. fatty acid The most common saturated fatty acid; it is found in all animal and most vegetable oils and fats; it is used in the manufacture of soap etc.

#fatty acid octadecanoic acid, CH<sub>3</sub>(CH<sub>2</sub>)<sub>16</sub>COOH.

Synonyms
E570 when used as an anti-caking agent

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