Tartaric acid

Tartaric acid

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Caption: Polarised light micrograph of crystals of tartaric acid. Large quantities of tartaric acid & smaller amounts of malic acid are present in grapes which during the wine making process become tartaric salts. These can be crystallised out from a sample of wine. Most other fruits contain citric acid rather than tartaric acid. Magnification: x12 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, crystal, crystals, light micrograph, plm lm, polarised light micrograph, tartaric acid

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