Definition of Racemic acid

1. Noun. The optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice.

Generic synonyms: Tartaric Acid



Definition of Racemic acid

1. Noun. (organic compound) an equal mixture of the d- and l- forms of tartaric acid found in grape juice; the isomers can be separated via crystallization ¹

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Literary usage of Racemic acid

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1. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"To solvents, racemic acid comports itself like tartaric acid. ... The aqueous solution of racemic acid and the racemates exercises no diverting action upon ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1856)
"Kestner has since (iu 1850), obtained small quantities of racemic acid, ... Pasteur has lately shown, that racemic acid may be prepared at pleasure from ..."

3. A Text-book of organic chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman (1908)
"racemic acid is not so soluble in water as the two optically active acids, ... racemic acid is proved to consist of two components by its synthesis from ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman (1903)
"racemic acid is not so soluble in water as the two optically active acids, ... racemic acid is proved to consist of two components by its synthesis from ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"On concentrating the solution, the racemic acid crystallizes, and is thus completely separable from any remaining tartarie acid, ihe latter being much ..."

6. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik Holleman (1910)
"racemic acid is proved to consist of two components by its synthesis from solutions of the dextro- acid and the laevo-acid. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"racemic acid dissolves zinc with evolution of hydrogen, and the solution yields by evaporation colourless needles of racemate of zinc. ..."

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