from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A substance (C35H70O) obtained by the partial decomposition of stearic acid. It is a volatile liquid, and seems to be stearic acid deprived of two equivalents of carbonic acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) The ketone of stearic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance, (C17H35)2.CO, by the distillation of calcium stearate.
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- noun chemistry The
ketoneof stearic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance, (C17H35)2.CO, by the distillationof calcium stearate.
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Dr Schupphaus found that propyl and isobutyl alcohols with camphor were active solvents, and the ketones, palmitone, and stearone in alcohol solution, also alpha - and beta-naphthol, with alcohol and anthraquinone