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Grade: 12th pass

                        

Describe the isolation, synthesis and important properties of tartaric acid..

one month ago

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty
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							Answer:

Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid. It occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes and tamarinds, and is one of the main acids found in wine. It is added to other foods to give a sour taste, and is used as an antioxidant. Salts of tartaric acid are known as tartrates. It is a dihydroxy derivative of dicarboxylic acid.

Systematic name 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid

Other names 2,3-dihydroxysuccinic acid

threaric acid

racemic acid

uvic acid

paratartaric acid

Molecular formula C4H6O6

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