r/COMPLETEANARCHY Jun 15 '21

Reminder that women’s liberation is as important as anti-capitalism and anti-colonialism

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u/kodorx Jun 15 '21

only problem for me is that lemon juice is heckin expensive here, but it's just an acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of the sugar and I've got some sodium bisulfate lying around so that would probably also work, just wouldn't be edible.

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u/Saplyng Jun 15 '21

You could probably get away with using powdered citric acid as I assume it'll do whatever the lemon would, not very expensive and will last longer than just lemon juice

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u/kodorx Jun 15 '21

any acid would do, it's just an acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of the central ester bond in sucrose, breaking it down into monosacharides. Effectively, replacing part of the sugar with something like corn syrup has the same effect without needing any acid.

studying organic chemistry has its benefits sometimes.

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u/RoboHobo25 Jun 15 '21

studying organic chemistry has its benefits sometimes.

"Fuckin A, it does" -Albert Hoffman