Citric acid

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Citric acid is an organic acid. It can be found among other places in citrus fruits such as lemons and limes. It is a weak acid which means it only partially dissociates in water and it shares similar properties with other carboxylic acids.

Citric acid has a chemical formula of C6H8O7 / HOC(CH2COOH)2COOH [1]

IUPAC name: 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid

Melting Point: 153 °C[2]

Boiling Point: decomposes[3]

References

  1. Reference to: Citric Acid Young, Jay A. Journal of Chemical Education, 2003, Vol.80(5), pp.480
  2. Reference to: Citric Acid Young, Jay A. Journal of Chemical Education, 2003, Vol.80(5), pp.480
  3. Reference to: Citric Acid Young, Jay A. Journal of Chemical Education, 2003, Vol.80(5), pp.480
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