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What is the difference between bitter and sour?

5 Answers

  • Rita
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Sour refers to an acidic pH (0 to 7) and bitter refers to an alkaline pH (7 to 14).

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They are different and distinct taste sensations. For example, a lemon is sour but not bitter, but there are foods that are bitter but not sour.

  • 1 month ago

    It is surprisingly hard to describe feelings or senses using words, so bitter versus sour is sort of similar to difference between blue and red.  However, I would say, as my best possible explanation, is that sour is acid and bitter is alkaline.  These are terms that can be measured (pH related) so can be shown and demonstrated in an objective way.  How your taste buds perceive those flavors relative to mine (what happens in your brain), though, is not within my capacity to know.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A taste is a sensation felt when consuming something; as it reacts chemically with the taste receptor cell's taste buds.

    Sour refers to an acidic pH level of 0 to 7

    Bitter refers to an alkaline pHlevel of 7 to 14.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    bitter has 6 letters and sour has 4

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