Stearic Acid Formula

Stearic Acid is a waxy white solid with a mild odour and by nature floats on top of the water.

plant and animal fats are the major sources of Stearic Acid and mainly shea butter and cocoa butter are the major sources. Stearic Acid is used in softening plastics, hardening soaps and in the production of candles cosmetics, and plastics.

Properties Of Steric Acid

Chemical formula CH3(CH2)16COOH or C18H36O2
Molecular weight 284.484 g/mol
Chemical names Octadecanoic acid, 57-11-4

Stearophanic acid, n-Octadecanoic acid

Density 0.9408 g/cm3 (20 °C)[2]

0.847 g/cm3 (70 °C)

Boiling point 361 °C (682 °F; 634 K)


Crystal structure Monoclinc

Stearic Acid Structural Formula

Stearic Acid features 18 carbon backbone straight-chain structure as shown in the figure below.

Stearic Acid Structural Formula

Pictorial representation

Stearic Acid Structural Formula

Structural Representation

Also, Read ⇒ Structure & Uses of Stearic Acid

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