potassium bitartrate


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potassium bitartrate

n.
A white, acid, crystalline solid or powder, KHC4H4O6, used in baking powder, in the tinning of metals, and as a component of laxatives. Also called cream of tartar.

potassium bitartrate

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name (not in technical usage) for potassium hydrogen tartrate
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Noun1.potassium bitartrate - a salt used especially in baking powder
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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As a significant amount of tartaric acid would have precipitated as potassium bitartrate while grapes were freezing on the vines, total acidity (TA) in Icewine juice comprises a high percentage of malic acid, in the order of 65 to 75 per cent and varies with the pH of the juice.
Various vinification techniques, some of which make use of a deacidifying agent, are used for reducing acidity; for example, potassium bicarbonate is used for reducing tartaric acid by precipitating it in potassium bitartrate salt form.
Wine diamonds are known by a many different names including tartrates, tartrate crystals, cream of tartar and potassium bitartrate.