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Organic acids

Organic chemical compounds with water or other solvents undergo an equilibrium reaction. Often the term organic acids is equated with carboxylic acids, but the latter are only one of the many groups. To the also in the Wine counting occurring groups alcohols. carboxylic acids. phenols and thiols, They differ by different degrees of acidity; Carboxylic acids have a significantly more acidic character than alcohols or phenols. All acids without a share of carbon are considered Inorganic acids designated (exception carbonic acid which also counts as inorganic).

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