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Difference Between Volatile and Non-Volatile Acids

Volatile vs Non-Volatile Acids

Summary: Difference Between Volatile and Non-Volatile Acids is that Volatile acids are derived from CO2. While Non-volatile acids are produced during the metabolism of other nutritive substances such as proteins.

Difference Between Volatile and Non-Volatile Acids

Volatile Acids

Volatile acids are derived from CO2. Large quantity of CO2 is produced during the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. This CO2 is not a threat because it is almost totally removed through expired air by lungs.

Non-Volatile Acids

Non-volatile acids are produced during the metabolism of other nutritive substances such as proteins. These acids are real threat to the acid-base status of the body. For example, sulfuric acid is produced during the metabolism of sulfur containing amino acids such as cysteine and metheonine; hydrochloric acid is produced during the metabolism of lysine, arginine and histidine. Fortunately, body is provided with the best regulatory mechanisms to prevent the hazards of acid production.

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