Definition of Tartaric acid

1. Noun. An acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder.

Generic synonyms: Hydroxy Acid
Specialized synonyms: Racemic Acid



Definition of Tartaric acid

1. Noun. a white crystalline acid that occurs naturally in many plants, and in wine; it is used as the salts cream of tartar and Rochelle salt ¹

2. Noun. (carbohydrates) The aldaric acid, ''2,3 dihydroxy-succinic acid'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tartaric acid

1. HOOC-CHOH-CHOH-COOH; Dihydroxysuccinic acid;made from crude tartar; a laxative and refrigerant; used in the manufacture of various effervescing powders, tablets, and granules. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tartaric Acid

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tartaning
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tartar
tartar emetic
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tartareous
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tartaric acid (current term)
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tartarum
tartarus
tartaryn
tarte flambée
tarted

Literary usage of Tartaric acid

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1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"tartaric acid occurs partly free and partly as its acid potassium salt in many ... Inspection of the structural formula of tartaric acid HO - CH - COOH I HO ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Cream of tartar and ordinary tartaric acid are usually obtained from this source. ... For the manufacture of ordinary tartaric acid, argol is boiled with ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"IT is a well-known fact, that sugar, and also tartaric acid, when exposed ... A mixture of one part of tartaric acid and three parts of sugar was exposed to ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Cream of tartar and ordinary tartaric acid are usually obtained from this source. ... For the manufacture of ordinary tartaric acid, argol is boiled with ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"tartaric acid melts between 170° and 180°, and is gradually converted, without loss of water, into the isomeric compound, ..."

6. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1916)
"tartaric acid occurs partly free and partly as its acid potassium salt in ... tartaric acid is very readily soluble in water (100 parts water dissolve 132 ..."

7. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry, Robert Hare (1823)
"Tartrate of Manganese^— tartaric acid, when heated in solution with black ... Tartrate of Zinc, produced by the direct action of tartaric acid on zinc, ..."

8. A Systematic Handbook of Volumetric Analysis; Or, The Quantitative by Francis Sutton (1896)
"1 cc alkali = 0-075 grn. tartaric acid. The amount of tartaric acid ... (6) The whole of the tartaric acid is exactly neutralized with caustic soda, ..."

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