Citric acid is a single organic compound that is a weak acid it is found in all citrus fruits like lemons oranges limes grapefruit etc. You can use pubchem to get information about its chemical properties and those of other chemicals. The molecular formula of citric acid is C6H8O7. Link for citric acid: http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/citric_acid Citric acid would not react with HCl (Hydrochloric acid) which is a strong inorganic acid. Instead it will be absorbed into the body in the intestines. What do you mean by changing HCl into a base?
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