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Answered 2008-05-05 13:02:41

Nothing that you would notice unless it was taken in very large amounts.

It is quite a weak acid compared to the HCl your stomach secretes. The Ka of citric acid is 7.5 x 10-4. So, not much acid is released under normal circumstances, and less so in a very acidic environment.

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