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What is the chemical formula of milk?

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Milk is a complex solution composed of water, solids, fat, proteins, lactose and minerals. Many of these components are compounds on their own, giving milk its very complicated chemical makeup.

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What is the chemical formula of milk?
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Milk is very nutritious due to its high mineral and vitamin content, as well as the energy-giving fat content. The average glass of milk contains everything from calcium, to vitamins A, D, E and K. However, milk is mostly composed of water, with most milk having a water content of more than 85 percent. Lactose, or milk sugar, makes up more of milk's mass than fat or protein in most cases.

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