What is PALMITIC ACID?

A constituent of most of the harder fats, inciuding spermaceti, and especially palm oils. It is tasteless, odourless, soluble in hot alcohol and ether, and is obtained in crystals which melt at 634 degrees C. It can be distilied at reduced pressure without hange and when saponified with alkalies forms soaps.

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