Tartaric acid (or tartric acid)


MM = 150 ; 1 Eq = 75 g

In temperate areas, tartaric acid can be found only in some rare fruits (grape, where it reaches 50% of total acidity, gooseberry, currant, blueberry...). It is stable and its concentration does only decrease by precipitation as potassium bitartarate (= bitartrate) (that is often encountered in the form of crystals in the bottom of wine bottles or clogged on corks). Tartaric acid favours the glycerol formation.


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