a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 1 6 H 3 2 O 2 , obtained by hydrolysis from palm oil and natural fats, in which it occurs as the glyceride, and from spermaceti: used in the manufacture of soap.
a white crystalline solid that is a saturated fatty acid: used in the manufacture of soap and candles. Formula: (C15H31)COOH Systematic name hexadecanoic acid
palmitic acid pal·mit·ic acid (pāl-mĭt’ĭk, päl-, pä-mĭt’-)
A saturated fatty acid occurring in palm oil and other fats. Also called hexadecanoic acid.
(pāl-mĭt’ĭk, päl-, pä-mĭt’-)
A saturated fatty acid occurring as combustible white crystals in many natural oils (such as spermaceti and palm oil) and fats. It is used in making soaps. Chemical formula: C16H32O2.
[puh-ley-dee-uh m] /pəˈleɪ di əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a rare metallic element of the platinum group, silver-white, ductile and malleable, harder and fusing more readily than platinum: used chiefly as a catalyst and in dental and other alloys. Symbol: Pd; atomic weight: 106.4; atomic number: 46; specific gravity: 12 at 20°C. [puh-ley-dee-uh m] /pəˈleɪ di […]
[pal-uh-dn-ahyz] /ˈpæl ə dnˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), palladinized, palladinizing. 1. to treat or cover (a surface) with palladium.
[puh-lad-ik, -ley-dik] /pəˈlæd ɪk, -ˈleɪ dɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing , especially in the tetravalent state. /pəˈlædɪk; -ˈleɪ-/ adjective 1. of or containing palladium in the trivalent or tetravalent state
noun 1. a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc. 2. oil obtained from various species of palm. noun 1. a yellow butter-like oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm, used as an edible fat and in […]