Difference between revisions of "Ascorbic acid"

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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
vitamin C; Ascorbinsur (Deut.); vitamina C (Esp., Port.); vitamine C (Fr.); acido ascorbico (It.); ascorbinezuur (Ned.); kwas askorbinowy (Pol.); Askorbinsyra (Sven.);
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vitamin C; Ascorbinsäur (Deut.); vitamina C (Esp., Port.); vitamine C (Fr.); acido ascorbico (It.); ascorbinezuur (Ned.); kwas askorbinowy (Pol.); Askorbinsyra (Sven.);
  
 
[[[SliderGallery rightalign|Askorbinsyraf5.jpg~Chemical structure]]]
 
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* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "Vitamin C." Encyclopdia Britannica. 2004.  16 Jan. 2004  .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "Vitamin C." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004.  16 Jan. 2004  .
  
 
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascorbic_acid (Accessed Oct. 18, 2005)
 
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascorbic_acid (Accessed Oct. 18, 2005)

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Ascorbic acid

Description

A white crystalline, water-soluble vitamin that nautrally occurs in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is essential in humans for several metabolic functions, such as the formation of healthy skin and the healing of wounds. Vitamin C also prevents scurvy. Ascorbic acid is readily oxidized and as such is used in photographic developer solutions as a reducing agent.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vitamin C; Ascorbinsäur (Deut.); vitamina C (Esp., Port.); vitamine C (Fr.); acido ascorbico (It.); ascorbinezuur (Ned.); kwas askorbinowy (Pol.); Askorbinsyra (Sven.);

Chemical structure

Askorbinsyraf5.jpg


Composition C6H8O6
CAS 50-81-7
Melting Point 190-192
Molecular Weight 176012

Authority

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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