Ascorbic acid plus sodium bicarbonate in water?

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webgrunt
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Ascorbic acid plus sodium bicarbonate in water?

Postby webgrunt » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:24 pm UTC

Hi,
What is formed by the reaction of sodium bicarbonate and ascorbic acid in water? I think CO2 is released (the fizzing) but I'm curious what else is formed. I wonder if any of the vitamin C is still left.
Thanks in advance for any informed answers.

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Re: Ascorbic acid plus sodium bicarbonate in water?

Postby p1t1o » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:35 pm UTC

I think its a pretty simple reaction, acid + bicarb goes to CO2 and water.

What you are left with is sodium ascorbate, which is essentially still vitamin C.

With a little googling, yes, sodium ascorbate is in fact a vitamin C source so you can say that the vitamin C is preserved in the reaction as the ascorbate does not take part.

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Re: Ascorbic acid plus sodium bicarbonate in water?

Postby webgrunt » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:55 pm UTC

Thank you! Now that you explained it, it seems really simple. :D


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