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# Citric Acid 60% Solution

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### #1 MurtazaHakim

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:02 PM

Greetings to all the forum members.

This query is about making 60 percent w/w solution of Citric Acid from Anhydrous Citric Acid which is in solid form. For a 200 kg solution, we need to dissolve 120 kg of Anhydrous Citric Acid in 80 kg of water. The solubility of Citric Acid crystals in water depends on the temperature at which mixing is carried out. Still I did not find any information related to the solubility of Citric Acid which supports the fact that 80 kg of water is sufficient to dissolve 120 kg of Citric Acid crystals. Is it possible then to make a 60 percent w/w solution of Citric Acid using dissolution of solid form Anhydrous Citric Acid in water ?

### #2 breizh

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:48 PM

Hi,

Let you use your favorite search engine : Key words ,   Solubility of citric acid in water .

Breizh

Solubility in water: 54.0% w/w at 10 deg C; 59.2% at 20 deg C; 64.3% at 30 C

### #3 Napo

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:53 PM

MurtazaHakim,

You can review the following link: https://www.research..._of_citric_acid

Napo.

### #4 MurtazaHakim

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 10:22 AM

I have prepared 1 kg of the 60% percent solution by dissolving 600 grams of Citric Acid Anhydrous in 400 grams of Deionised water. The dissolution did not take place at 30 °C. I had to keep the container under sunlight in order to have it dissolved. The ultimate density of that solution was 1.3 kg/Litre.

### #5 breizh

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:52 AM

Hi ,

According to the data supplied I understand the difficulty !

Now it's also depends on how  you introduce the solid in the solution , should be bit by bit . The mixing device will also play an important role together with the temperature .

My view

Breizh