Stearin, polarised light micrograph

Stearin, polarised light micrograph

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Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of stearin, C57H110O6, also known as tristearin or glycerol tristearate. Stearin is obtained from animal fats and from certain palms and is used as a hardening agent in the manufacture of soap and candles. Magnification: x68 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: animal fat, c57h110o6, candles, chemical, chemistry, crystalline, crystals, glycerol tristearate, micrograph, microscope, microscopic, microscopy, plant, polarised, polarized, soap, stearin, tristearin

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