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Unformatted text preview: Sylwester Czado 5-1-07 CHM 124, Writing Assignment Cindy Graham Brittain, Ph.D. Vitamin C Organic Functional Groups Intermolecular Attractive Force Cyclic Ester Dipole-dipole Two hydroxyl groups Hydrogen bonding Two chiral carbons IDDI Alkanes IDDI Alkenes IDDI Vitamin C is also called ascorbate or ascorbic acid. The formula of Vitamin C is C 6 H 8 O 6 . It consists of many different organic functional groups. These include alkanes, alkenes, a cyclic ester, two hydroxyl groups, and two chiral carbons. Vitamin C is unique because it does not contain a carboxyl group, but is an acidic molecule. It is comprised of cellulose, Croscarmellose, Vegetable Magnesium, Stearate, Silica, and Vegetable Stearic Acid. Vitamin C is capable of dipole-dipole interactions and instantaneous dipole-dipole interactions. The carbonyl group present in the molecule is a strong dipole because of the partial negative charge on the oxygen and the partial positive on the carbon atom. The oxygen is capable of bonding to other molecules through another Carbon. This would form an ester. Since the molecule consists of many hydrocarbons it has a very weak IDDI form an ester....
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