Waxes

Waxes Definition:

High-molecular-weight esters that are constructed from carboxylic acids and alcohols.

Waxes Explained:

Organic substances made of lipids that are esters of a long-chained alcohol, and of fatty acids. The alcohol can contain up to 32 carbon atoms. Waxes are found in nature as coatings on leaves and stems, mostly plant life.

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