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> > Im planning on making a fountain and there is a
> > substance in the formula called STEARIN.I was hoping one of
> > you could tell me a bit about
> > it,properties,sources,hazards ect? Also does anyone know of a
> book that
> > tells of property discriptions for all the items on the
> > element chart?
> Related: Organic Chemistry
> (ster´in) , fat that is the triglyceride of stearic acid, CH 3 (CH
> 2 ) 16 CO 2 H, i.e., the tristearate ester of glycerol. It is a
> crystalline solid at ordinary temperatures and is insoluble in
> and very slightly soluble in alcohol. It is found (often mixed with
> palmitin ) in many hard fats and oils, e.g., in tallow, suet,
> butterfat, cottonseed oil, and olive oil. It is used in making soap
> and candles.
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