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Which of the following acids is a vitamin?
(a) Aspartic and     (b) Ascorbic acid     (c) Adipic acid     (d) Saccharic acid


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Answer: (b) Ascorbic acid. 

It is the chemical name of vitamin C. While others are not vitamins aspartic acid is an amino acid. Adipic acid is a dicarboxylic acid having 8 carbon chain. Saccharic acid is a dicarboxylic acid obtained by oxidation of glucose using HNO3.


Chemistry
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Standard XII

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