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ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« on: December 22, 2013, 05:56:05 PM »
Anyone know density of lactic acid to correctly convert ml to grams?

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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 06:21:05 PM »
This site has it listed at 1.206 g/mL at 25 degrees celsius.

http://www.chemicalbook.com/ChemicalProductProperty_EN_CB1138319.htm
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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 07:40:43 PM »
Keep in mind that this value is for pure lactic acid. You will have to adjust for concentration.

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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 02:32:43 AM »
Keep in mind that this value is for pure lactic acid. You will have to adjust for concentration.

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right you are sir.i ordered a 10ML graduated cylinder and will run a little weights and measurement exercise on 88% lactic acid.  :o

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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 06:11:27 AM »
This MSDS sheet shows 88% lactic acid as having a SG of 1.21 @ 25C.

http://www.adm.com/en-US/worldwide/australia/Documents/Lactic%20Acid%20AU.pdf
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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 08:37:52 AM »
This MSDS sheet shows 88% lactic acid as having a SG of 1.21 @ 25C.

http://www.adm.com/en-US/worldwide/australia/Documents/Lactic%20Acid%20AU.pdf

so if understand correctly, distilled water should have a 1:1 ratio ml/gr and 88% lactic acid would be 1:1.21 ml/gr?

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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 08:50:03 AM »
That has been my understanding.  Maybe one of the lab-type people here can verify.
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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
Yes that's right.
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Re: ml to gram conversion for lactic acid
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2013, 06:05:37 AM »
I got my 10ml graduated cylinder and used on my calibrated gram scale . Spot on, 1ml 88% lactic acid = 1.21 grams .

It's always tricky business when using acid to control wort ph, so I'm a little more comfortable with this more precise way to measure out the lactic acid additions that brunwater calculates.

Thanks for the info.


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