Cream of tartar, light micrograph

Cream of tartar, light micrograph

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Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate, or potassium hydrogen tartrate). It is produced as a by-product of wine making. In baking it is used as a levelling agent and to stabilise and add volume to egg whites. Magnification: x68 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: bitartrate, chemical, chemistry, crystalline, crystals, kc4h5o6, microscope, microscopic, microscopy, polarised light micrograph, polarized, potassium hydrogen tartrate, wine

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