Stearic Acid is a saturated fatty acid with 18 carbons and no double bonds, which is commonly notated as C18:0 or simply 18:0. It is also called octadecanoic acid. Its melting point is 70C and its boiling point is 361.6C.Scientists have found that, unlike palmitic acid, stearic acid does not raise total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL).
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