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Chapter 13, Problem 13E
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What acid is responsible for the sour taste of lemons, limes, and oranges?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The sour taste of limes, lemons, and oranges is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

An acid is generally sour in taste as it has a tendency to readily lose protons. These protons bind to acid-sensitive receptors present in the tongue, which detect the taste.

Citrus acid is an organic acid, which is an important component of the aerobic organism and is widely present in a number of citrus fruits. Since it belongs to the acid family, it is sour in taste. Therefore, all the fruits and vegetables that are associated with citric acid, either naturally or manually, taste sour.

Explanation of Solution

Acids are generally sour in taste because they have a tendency to release hydrogen ions in a given solution. Citric acid is a part of the acid family having the molecular formula C6H8O7. It is a weak acid and occurs naturally in a number of citrus fruits and vegetables, like lemons, limes, oranges, grapes, and so on

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