Online Encyclopedia

WAX

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 430 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
WAX, a solid fatty substance of animal and vegetable origin, allied to the fixed oils and fats. From these it is distinguished by the fact that while oils and fats are glycerides, a true wax contains no glycerin, but is a combination of fatty acids with certain solid monatomic alcohols (see OILS).
End of Article: WAX
[back]
WAVRE
[next]
WAX FIGURES

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.