racemic acid


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racemic acid

n.
A form of tartaric acid, C4H6O6, that is composed of equal portions of dextrorotatory and levorotatory components, is not optically active, and is sometimes found in grape juice during the making of wine.
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racemic acid

n
(Biochemistry) the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is sometimes found in grape juice
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Noun1.racemic acid - the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice
tartaric acid - an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
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The second compound, racemic acid, was discovered in 1819 in the tartaric acid factory of an industrialist named Kestner.
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