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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
Determination of Citric acid in Soft drinks, Juice drinks and Energy drinks using Titration


Author(s): Eid I. Brima , Anass M. Abbas

Abstract: Citric acid is used as an additive in different drinks to improve flavour and taste. However; higher concentration may cause damage to tooth enamel. The objective of this study was to determine the citric acid level in different drinks by using titration. Citric acid was determined in soft drinks, juice drinks and energy drinks from Najran city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), using normal titration. In total 27 samples were analysed. The highest concentrations were recorded for energy drinks and the lowest values for soft drinks. In conclusion the concentrations (mean ± SD) of citric acid in energy drinks (n = 2) were 7.3 ± 0.06 g/L, in juice drinks (n =11) were 2.79 ± 0.04 g/L and in soft drinks (n = 14) were 1.76±0.04 g/L. This study reveals new data of citric acid levels in different drinks in the KSA.

Mean concentrations of citric acid with SD (n = 3) in samples of soft drinks, Juice drinks and energy drinks
Fig. 1: Mean concentrations of citric acid with SD (n = 3) in samples of soft drinks, Juice drinks and energy drinks

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Eid I. Brima , Anass M. Abbas. Determination of Citric acid in Soft drinks, Juice drinks and Energy drinks using Titration. Int J Chem Stud 2014;1(6):30-34.
International Journal of Chemical Studies