Citric acid is a weak organic acid. It is a natural preservative/conservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. In biochemistry, the conjugate base of citric acid, citrate, is important as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, and therefore occurs in th...
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Citric acid molecule. Ball-and-stick model Picture credit: Wikimedia A white, crystalline, sour-tasting hydroxy-carboxylic acid that is present in citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, and is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle (Kreb's cycle) in plant and animal cells. Its chemical fo...
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citric acid or 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid,HO2CCH2C(OH)(CO2H)CH2CO2H, an organic carboxylic acid containing three carboxyl groups; it is a solid at room temperature, melts at 153°C, and decomposes at higher temperatures. It is responsible for the tart taste of various fruits in whi...
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Citric acid is the acid of lemons, limes, and other fruits. It is generally prepared from lemon-juice, and when pure is white, inodorous, and extremely sharp in its taste. In combination with metals it forms crystalline salts known as citrates. The acid is used as a discharge in calico-printing and ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sit′rik as′id Definitions: 1. The acid of citrus fruits, widely distributed in nature and a key intermediate in intermediary metabolism.
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Organic acid widely distributed in the plant kingdom; it is found in high concentrations in citrus fruits and has a sharp, sour taste. At one time it was commercially prepared from concentrated lemon juice, but now the main source is the fermentation of sugar with certain moulds. In biochemistry, ci...
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A natural acidic ingredient extracted from citrus and other acidic fruits such as pineapples. Used as a flavoring and preservative in foods and beverages; also used in bath products.
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Antioxidant and acidulant
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Citric acid has many uses. It
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