Tartaric Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Tartaric Acid Properties

Tartaric Acid

Tartaric Acid Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Tartaric Acid 3D Structure-Molecule Struture
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Tartaric Acid is a white crystalline diprotic organic acid. It occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes, bananas, and tamarinds, and is one of the main acids found in wine. It is added to other foods to give a sour taste, and is used as an antioxidant.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 3.22
Appearance White Powder
Boiling Point 399.3°C
CAS Number 526-83-0
ChEBI 15674
Density 1.79 g/mL
IUPAC Name 2,3-Dihydroxybutanedioic Acid
InChI 1S/C4H6O6/c5-1(3(7)8)2(6)4(9)10/h1-2,5-6H,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)
Main Hazards Irritant
Melting Point 146-148 °C
Molar Mass 150.08 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H6O6
Other_Cations Monosodium tartrate;Disodium tartrate;Monopotassium tartrate;Dipotassium tartrate
Related Compounds 2,3-Butanediol;Cichoric acid
Synonyms Threaric Acid;Racemic Acid;Uvic acid;Paratartaric Acid;D(-)-Tartaric Acid;D-2,3-Dihydroxysuccinic Acid;(2R,3R)-2,3-Dihydroxybernsteinsaeure