calcium stearate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calcium stearate an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water
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Usage

In literature:

When added to water containing calcium salts the insoluble calcium palmitate and stearate are precipitated.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
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In science:

The Sisko model has been checked experimentally to fit accurately the viscosity data of various commercial greases made from petroleum oils with one of the standard thickening agents such as calcium fatty acid, lithium hydroxy stearate, sodium tallow or hydrophobic silica over a wide range of shear rate (see Sisko ).
Existence for the steady problem of a mixture of two power-law fluids
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