Ascorbic acid is an organic compound with formula C H O ,originally called hexuronic acid. It is a white solid, but impure samples canappear yellowish. It dissolves well in water to give mildly acidic solutions.It is a mild reducing agent. Ascorbic acid exists as two enantiomers, commonly denoted "l" and "d".
CAS NO: 14356-17-5
Molar mass: 176.12 g/mol
Melting point: 190 °C
Classification: Organic compoundSoluble in: Water, Ethanol, Glycerol, Propylene glycol