|Molar Mass||176.12 g/mol|
|Melting Point||190 °C|
|Soluble In||Water, Ethanol, Glycerol, Propylene Glycol|
Ascorbic acid is an organic compound with formula C ₆H ₈O ₆, originally called hexuronic acid. It is a white solid, but impure samples can appear yellowish. It dissolves well in water to give mildly acidic solutions. It is a mild reducing agent. Ascorbic acid exists as two enantiomers, commonly denoted “l” and “d”.