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Distinguish between mineral acid and organic acid


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Mineral acids :- 1) They are produced synthetically in labatories . 2) They are highly corrosive in nature than organic acids. 3) They are used in most chemical reactions . 4) They have a high pH value. Ex:- Hydrochloric acid, sulfuris acid, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid.

Organic acids :- 1) They are produced naturally in organisms. 2) It's very less corrosive and can barely cause any damage. 3) They aren't used in much chemical reactions as they are weak acids. 4) Their pH value is comparatively low to that of the mineral acids. Ex:- Malic acid, citric acid, oxolic acid, tartaric acid.

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