Orthophosphoric acid

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Phosphoric acid, also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoric(V) acid is an inorganic chemical compound. It is best known as a rust remover, but it has other uses as well.



Properties of Phosphoric acid

Phosphoric acid is mainly associated with fizzy drinks. It is used on a large scale, not only as a food additive, but also in many other industries. Phosphoric acid in the food industry is marked as E338. The additive acts as an acidity regulator and sequestrant.

  • Phosphoric acid is an excellent rust remover,
  • it is a sequestrant which binds metal ions,
  • it is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs water from the environment
  • it reduces the itching sensation


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Use of Phosphoric acid

Food industry


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