Oxalic Acid Production Cost Analysis 2020

Oxalic acid is an organic compound. In appearance, it is a white crystalline solid that forms a colourless solution in water. Its acid strength is much higher than that of acetic acid. Oxalic acid is a reducing agent. Its conjugate base is known as oxalate.

Anhydrous oxalic acid exists as two polymorphs; in one, the hydrogen-bonding results in a chain-like structure, whereas the hydrogen-bonding pattern in the other form defines a sheet-like structure. Because the anhydrous material is both acidic as well as hydrophilic (water-seeking), it is utilised in esterifications.  

Oxalic acid occurs naturally in several foods. Some of the members of the spinach family and the brassicas, such as the cabbage, broccoli, or even the brussels sprouts, are high in oxalates, as they are sorrel and umbellifers like parsley. Rhubarb leaves are known to have about 0.5% oxalic acid, and jack-in-the-pulpit is also composed of calcium oxalate crystals. Similarly, the Virginia creeper, which is a common decorative vine, makes oxalic acid in its berries and crystals in the sap, in the form of raphides. Bacteria create oxalates from the oxidation of carbohydrates.

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