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Unformatted text preview: humans and plants at the molecular level due to their possible interaction with nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. These free radical interactions are damaging since they result in a whole chain of free radical reactions. vitamin C can terminate these chained radical reactions by serving as a stable (electron + proton) donor in interactions with free radicals. The oxidized forms of ascorbic acid are relatively unreactive, and do not cause cellular damage. As a result, vitamin C helps reduce aging. Citation: Wikipedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioxidant>. Wikipedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascorbic_acid>....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2012 for the course CHEM 1A taught by Professor Nitsche during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '08