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    Are there any compounds added to drinks which stabilise ascorbic acid? I know oxalic acid has this effect but I'm not sure if it's present in drinks.

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    (Original post by addylad)
    Hi

    Are there any compounds added to drinks which stabilise ascorbic acid? I know oxalic acid has this effect but I'm not sure if it's present in drinks.

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    There is no chance of oxalic acid being added as it's poisonous...
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    There is no chance of oxalic acid being added as it's poisonous...
    Yeah I was only aware of it being added before titrations and not for drinks. Would any antioxidant other than ascorbic acid do the same job?
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    (Original post by addylad)
    Yeah I was only aware of it being added before titrations and not for drinks. Would any antioxidant other than ascorbic acid do the same job?
    What job would that be?
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    What job would that be?
    Preventing the oxidation of ascorbic acid by being oxidised itself?
 
 
 
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