I noticed a pack of "Mysterious Citric Acid" while out shopping so I picked it up to see what the big deal was. Several palates of the stuff had just arrived at a local outlet store. I figured that some chemical manufacturer had surplus so they quickly printed up some very promising looking packages.
Vinegar is often touted as a household cleaner, by it self at some dilution, or combined with various other household ingredients. I am wondering if the chemistry behind the use of a citric acid solution (when titrated properly, say for example to the same pH?) is the same as that of an acetic acid solution as far as household cleaning activities are concerned, or if they work differently or one is preferred over the other in some cases.
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