potassium hydrogen tartrate


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potassium hydrogen tartrate

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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white soluble crystalline salt used in baking powders, soldering fluxes, and laxatives. Formula: KHC4H4O6. Also called (not in technical usage): potassium bitartrate or cream of tartar
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Noun1.potassium hydrogen tartrate - 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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The example in the introduction emphasises the acid-base interaction of bicarbonate and potassium hydrogen tartrate. However, bicarbonate alone is capable of producing C[O.sub.2] with heating.
The most common form of tartrates is potassium bitartrate--also known as potassium acid tartrate or potassium hydrogen tartrate, the potassium acid salt of the dicarboxylic tartaric acid (dihydroxysuccinic acid), due to the relatively higher concentration of potassium in juice and wine, though calcium tartrate can also happen.
"That sediment is almost 100 percent potassium hydrogen tartrate [a salt that's in wine]," she observes, while the bottle stain has no detectable salts.

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