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Analysis of Vitamin C content of Soft Fruit Drinks
Finance & Accounting
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Analysis of Vitamin C content of Soft Fruit Drinks Vitamin C (ascorbic acid: C6H8O6) is a common component of various fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons. This important vitamin serves various different functions in the human body including the maintenance of the integrity of various connective tissues such as those found in the skin, ligaments, and bones and also plays an important role in promoting wound healing (University of Maryland Medical Center).
Titration is a commonly performed experiment which is used to determine the exact concentration of a particular substance in solution. This is achieved by adding increasing amounts of a standard solution of known concentration (the titrant) to a measured quantity of the solution whose concentration one intends to ascertain (the analyte), and determining the end point of the reaction by means of a substance termed as an indicator. Titration can be used to determine the concentration of various substances including several acids and bases. Vitamin C has been found to turn a blue dye clear. ...
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