a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C6H8O7⋅H2O, a tribasic acid having a strong acidic taste, an intermediate in the metabolism of carbohydrates occurring in many fruits, especially limes and lemons, obtained chiefly by fermentation of crude sugar or corn sugar: used chiefly in the flavoring of beverages, confections, and pharmaceuticals.
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How to use citric acid in a sentence
So on top of running sanitizing cycles, you should do a regular deep clean with citric acid.The one ingredient you need to clean the dishwasher and four other gross household items | Sandra Gutierrez G. | November 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
Lemons and other citrus fruits contain citric acid, and this natural compound also happens to be a great cleaning agent.The one ingredient you need to clean the dishwasher and four other gross household items | Sandra Gutierrez G. | November 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
Coagulation is notably delayed in hemophilia and icterus and after administration of citric acid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Small, imperfect, and bruised fruit goes to the citric acid factory near the packing-houses.Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
citric acid is precipitated in the presence of a large excess of hot lime water.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
Two ounces citric acid, one ounce tartaric acid, one half ounce epsom salts, five pounds white sugar.My Pet Recipes, Tried and True | Various
Dissolve the citric acid in hot water, add the sugar, and lastly the lemon and almonds.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians | William K. David
British Dictionary definitions for citric acid
a water-soluble weak tribasic acid found in many fruits, esp citrus fruits, and used in pharmaceuticals and as a flavouring (E330). It is extracted from citrus fruits or made by fermenting molasses and is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism. Formula: CH 2 (COOH)C(OH)(COOH)CH 2 COOH
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Scientific definitions for citric acid
A white, odorless acid that has a sour taste and occurs widely in plants, especially in citrus fruit, and is formed during the Krebs cycle. It is used in medicine and as a flavoring. Ions of citric acid are a by-product of the metabolism of carbohydrates during the Krebs cycle.Chemical formula: C6H8O7.
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