5 Common Acids Found in the Home

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Acids are common chemicals. Here is a list of 5 acids found in the home:

  1. acetic acid (HC2H3O2)
    Acetic acid is found in vinegar as well as products that contain vinegar, such as ketchup.
  2. citric acid (H3C6H5O7)
    Citric acid is found in citrus fruits. It is also used in jams and jellies and to add a tangy flavor to other foods.
  3. lactic acid (C3H6O3)
    Lactic acid is found in milk and other dairy products.
  4. ascorbic acid (C6H8O6)
    Ascorbic acid is Vitamin C. It is found in citrus fruits as well as some other fruits and juices.
  1. sulfuric acid (H2SO4)
    Sulfuric acid is found in car batteries and some drain cleaners.

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