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Homework Help: Activation energy for oxidation of ascorbic acid.

  1. Nov 7, 2006 #1
    Hello, I am writing my extended essay (in the International Baccalaureate) in chemistry, yet I have come across a major problem! I calculated the activation energy for the reaction:

    2C6H8O6 + 02 <=> 2C6H6O6 + 2H20

    I have found Ea to be 2 kJmol^-1, which is a very small value! I desperately need an accepted value for this, as my essay is already due on friday!
    Please, any suggestions?
    I went to the city's library and sat for hours looking in the Merck's Index and so on, yet I could not find anything on activation energy.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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