The ascorbic acid formula, also known as the Hexuronic Acid formula or L-ascorbic acid formula is described in this article. It is a combination of six carbon-equivalent compounds. At mild temperatures, this compound change from polymer to monomer. The chemical formula or molecular formula of Ascorbic Acid is C6H8O6.
It is white to pale yellow and melts easily in water. It is a slightly acidic solution in its solid form. It acts as an antioxidant and is widely used in food activities. It is found naturally in many vegetables and citrus fruits. It is an essential nutrient in the human diet to maintain connective tissue. It acts as a coenzyme and a reducing agent in metabolic pathways.