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Carboxylic acids

Organic compounds of carbon and oxygen atoms. They are organic acids with varying degrees of acidity, but relatively strong compared to other groups such as alcohols or phenols. A number of carbonic acids can be found in wine, including formic acid, malic acid, butyric acid, acetic acid, salicylic acid, sorbic acid, tartaric acid, cinnamic acid and citric acid. Other groups of carboxylic acids are amino acids and hydroxycarboxylic acids (which include lactic acid ).

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