Chemical Formula

C6H8O6

Chemical Structure

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Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid
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A vitamin found particularly in citrus fruits and green vegetables. It is essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue, and is also thought to act as an antioxidant. Severe deficiency causes scurvy. Also called vitamin C.