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General Information

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important chemical for the human body and it can be found in fruit and vegetables.[1]

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Chemical & Physical Information

Trivial nameVitamin C
Chemical nameAscorbic acid
Other namesAscorbinezuur (NL,BE)
Type of chemicalMolecule
Chemical formulaC6H8O6
CAS number50-81-7
Density1.65 g·cm-3
Molar mass176.12 g·mol-1
Melting point190-192 °C (decomposition)
Boiling point-
SolubleIn water
Solubility (water, 20 °C)330 g·L-1
Crystal systemMonoclinic
AppearanceWhite or light yellow solid
ColourWhite, light yellow
Safety summarySafe
Safety dataMSDS
StorageDry
Extra-
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Photos

Vitamin C

(3 cm)

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Sources

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.

[3] Mullin J.W. - Crystallization, 2001