racemic acid

noun

Definition of racemic acid

: optically inactive tartaric acid that consists of equal parts of dextro- and levo- tartaric acids into which it can be separated, is often found with dextro-tartaric acid in the juice of grapes, and is formed by oxidation of mannitol or dulcitol and in other ways

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“Racemic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racemic%20acid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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