Title

Oscillatory Behavior During the Oxygen Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1982

Description

The oscillatory phenomenon was observed in aqueous solution during the oxidation of ascorbic acid by oxygen. Even though the exact number and amplitude of the oscillations could not be exactly duplicated for each and every run, such factors as temperature, concentration of ascorbic acid, cupric ions, and pH affecting the oscillatory behavior were studied, and those regions where oscillations occurred were delineated. A mechanism consistent with the oscillatory behavior is proposed and discussed.

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