CITRIC ACID - (77-92-9)


Nombre: citric acid; 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid; hydrogen citrate
Número CAS: 77-92-9
Fórmula química: C6H8O7
Masa molar: 192.12352 g
Porcentaje de masas: C 37.509 %; H 4.1970 %; O 58.293 % 


Usos / Función

• " found in the juices of lemons, oranges, limes, gooseberries, and many other kinds of fruits." 1

• "An acid found in citrus fruits or prepared synthetically in the form of colorless crystals or white crystalline powder, which is soluble in water, ether, and alcohol. The hydrous form is used as a flavoring agent." 2


Los enlaces dobles: 3
triples enlaces: 0
enlaces sigma: 20
enlaces pi: 3
Total: 23
Grupos carboxilo: 3
Grupos hidroxilo: 1


Para más información


(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 328.
(2) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 21.
(3) - Zumdahl, Steven and Zumdahl, Susan A. Chemistry 9th ed.; Brooks/Cole: Belmont, CA, 2014; p 132.