The comments in program Nascorb.exe explain in detail what's
involved. A neutralization degree of 92 to 95% makes a slightly acid solution
which you can dilute with orange juice to obtain a wellbecoming vitamin
drink. Add Calcium and Magnesium, if you want, but not more than about
0.1 g/g Ascorbic acid. Anecdote: A friend made a pharmacist do this
prescription for him. Before handing it out he warned, that one
would get ulcer from the acid preparation! As you can see, the pH is 5 and the solution buffered.
The pharmacist surely must have had a Coke, occasionally, which has a pH
value of less than 3... (unbuffered) and in his stomach there prevails pH=1.2! What a
blessing for humankind if pharmacists would learn solution chemistry...
Last modified September 03, 2008