tartaric acid HOOC2COOH

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tartaric acid HOOC(CH2O)2COOH

a colorless or white powder found in various plants and prepared commercially from maleic anhydride and hydrogen peroxide. It is used in baking powder, certain beverages, and tartar emetic.
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In 1988 and at the direction of a new employee, CH2O began to pay a waste disposal company to dispose of the wastewater.
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