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Waxes

A plastic substance deposited by insects or obtained from plants. Waxes are esters of various fatty acids with higher, usually monohydric alcohols. The wax of pharmacy is principally yellow wax (beeswax), the material of which honeycomb is made. It consists chiefly of cerotic acid and myricin and is used in making ointments, cerates, etc.

sticky solid waterproof lipid consisting of many long chained fatty acids usually linked to long chained alcohols


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Re: Need help on butter

I very much confused about butter. My doubt is whether butter is a fat or fatty acid? Please help me Butter is a lipid, which consistes of fats, waxes, and oils. Butter is a fatty material.

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by LaNcE222
Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:05 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help on butter
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fat cell

Can you also explain why oils float on water? I guess waxes can float too. a little bit correction my friends, lets see: water consist of 2 H atom and one O atom forming H2O with a tetrahedron geometry molecule. There are still some free electron pairs ...

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by victor
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fat cell
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fat cell

Can you also explain why oils float on water? I guess waxes can float too.

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by paperclip
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:45 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fat cell
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