tartaric acid

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tartaric acid

n.
Any of three stereoisomeric crystalline organic dicarboxylic acids, C4H6O6, used to make cream of tartar and baking powder, as a sequestrant, and in effervescent beverages and photographic chemicals.

tartaric acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white odourless crystalline water-soluble dicarboxylic acid existing in four stereoisomeric forms, the commonest being the dextrorotatory (d-) compound which is found in many fruits: used as a food additive (E334) in soft drinks, confectionery, and baking powders and in tanning and photography. Formula: HOOCCH(OH)CH(OH)COOH. Systematic name: 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid

tar•tar′ic ac′id

(tɑrˈtær ɪk, -ˈtɑr-)
n.
an organic compound, C4H6O6, occurring in four isomeric forms: used in effervescent beverages, baking powder, photography, and tanning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tartaric acid - an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
hydroxy acid - any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself
racemic acid - the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice
Translations
Weinsäure
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tartaric acid

[tɑːˌtærɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m tartárico

tartaric acid

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tartaric acid

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Ruth Waibel, PhD, RN, FACHE, Assistant Professor, School of Health Science, Grover Center E334, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701; (waibel@ohio.