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Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid that has several stereo-isomers: two chiral enantiomers and one achiral meso compound. Dextrotartaric acid, also called L-(+)-tartaric acid, is the chiral form occuring in nature in numerous fruits and is especially abundant in grapes. Since 800 AD, it has been produced by extraction from lees, a fermentation by-product of winemaking. Levotartaric acid, or D-(-)-tartaric acid, is the enantiomer (mirror image) of dextrotartaric acid and is rare in nature. An equal mixture of the enantiomers was historically called racemic acid (*racémique* meaning

Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid that has several stereo-isomers: two chiral enantiomers and one achiral meso compound. Dextrotartaric acid, also called L-(+)-tartaric acid, is the chiral form occuring in nature in numerous fruits and is especially abundant in grapes. Since 800 AD, it has been produced by extraction from lees, a fermentation by-product of winemaking. Levotartaric acid, or D-(-)-tartaric acid, is the enantiomer (mirror image) of dextrotartaric acid and is rare in nature. An equal mixture of the enantiomers was historically called racemic acid (*racémique* meaning "derived from grape juice" in French) which eventually led to the term "racemic" to describe any equal mixture of enantiomers of a chiral compound. Racemic tartaric acid is produced synthetically from maleic anhydride, a petrochemical. It is unique among racemic compounds because it forms tiny crystals of the separate enantiomers. In 1850, using nothing but a microscope and tweezers, Louis Pasteur sorted the crystals, performing the first chiral separation ever and producing the first sample of pure levotartaric acid. From this, Pasteur is credited with the discovery of the basis of chemical chirality. Tartaric acid is widely used as a food additive. Due to its resemblance to malic acid, a bodily metabolite, tartaric acid is mildly toxic, and has the ability to cause paralysis and death but only in huge doses of hundreds of grams. #forbiddensnacks #chemistry #organicchemistry #inorganicchemistry #chemistrylab #chemistry_lab #chemistrylife #chemistrylove #chemistryfun #chemistryisfun #chemistrydaily #chemistrynotes #chemistryeducation #chemistryclass #chemistryteacher #chemistrystudent #quimica #chemie #chemical #chemicals #molecule #molecules #moleculeoftheday #tartaric #tartaricacid #winemaking #chemistrymajor #chemistrymajors #chemistrystudents #chemistryteachers Requested by @fabbioh_ ...