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    • a natural acid, C6H10O8, frequently based on milk…
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mucic acid definition

  • noun:
    • a natural acid, C6H10O8, frequently based on milk sugar.
    • A dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CH2OH)4COOH, produced by the oxidation associated with the milk sugar galactose. A test the existence of galactose and/or lactose.
    • an excellent acid (C6H10O8) present milk or sugar
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