Acidum Tartaricum (C4H6O6). Usually obtained from argol.

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Dissolve 3 Gm. Tartaric Acid in 50 Gm. distilled water. Titrate with normal KOH, V. S., using phenolthalein as indicator. Each mil of titer indicates 0.07503 Gm. C4H6O6.

Tartaric Acid is used in the preparation of the official Seidlitz Powder (Pulvis-Effervescens Compositus). It has very little medicinal utility otherwise.

Other official acids of less or no therapeutic importance are; Acidum Aceticum, A. Aceticum Glaciale, A. Gallicum, A. Hydriodicum Dilutum, A. Hydrochloricum, A. Hydrocyanicum Dilutum, A. Hypophosphorosum, A. Hypophosphorosum Dilutum, A. Lacticum, A. Nitricum, A. Nitrohydrochloricum, A. Nitrohydrochloricum Dilutum, A. Oleicum, A. Phenylcinchoninicum, A. Phosphoricum, A. Phosphoricum Dilutum, A. Stearicum, A. Sulphuricum, A. Sulphuricum Aromaticum, A. Sulphuricum Dilutum, A. Trichloraceticum.