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Textbook Problem

What carboxylic acid is present in sour milk and sauerkraut ?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The name of the carboxylic acid that is present in sour milk and sauerkraut is to be stated.

Concept introduction:

Sour milk is produced by acidification of milk that results in the sour or tart taste of milk. Sauerkraut is produced by the fermentation of finely cut cabbage with lactic acid. Both

sour milk and sauerkraut contain lactic acid.

Explanation

Milk contains lactose when it exposed to the bacteria such as lactobacilli, lactose convert into lactic acid. Due to which it possesses sour taste. Sauerkraut is prepared by the lactic acid fermentation. Lactic acid is a type of carboxylic acid, which contains a carboxyl group in its structure...

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