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Hydrogen Ion, Antioxidant

  1. Jan 1, 2016 #1
    Dear PF Forum,
    First of all, Happy New Year 2016, may your hopes, dreams, wishes and plans be fullfiled in this year.
    I'm interested in AntiOxidant.
    I've read:
    Those sites give me this antioxidant compound lists
    L-Carnosine C9H14N4O3
    Ascorbic Acid C6H8O6
    Lipoic acid C8H14O2S2
    Are they really antioxidant, or there's a mistake in my understanding.

    Now about Negative Hydrogen Ion: H-
    Is it really an antioxidant?

    Thanks for the answers.
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  3. Jan 1, 2016 #2


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    Yes. Yes. Yes. No. Yes.
  4. Jan 1, 2016 #3
    Hy Bystander, Happy New Year.
    Thanks for the answer.
    May I ask a little about this hydrogen.
    Electron layer is 2, 8, 8, ... I only remember the first three. Further, it will be difficult to understand. But, since I just concern Hydrogen and Oxygen only (perhaps Carbon and Nitrogen), So I only deal with these layers 2 and 8.

    Because Hydrogen only have 1 proton, so it may lose or gain electron to fill its layer.
    So what is this antioxidant hydrogen? Is it H-, or any H?

    Does H- means Hydrogen with 2 electrons in its shell? Perhaps I can't express my question. I'll try to understand hydrogen ion by your answer.
    How many electrons does antioxidant hydrogen have? Is it 1 or two?

    What about hydroxide?
    Here, I can't express my question either. So, I'll ask to the point. How many electron does hydroxide have? 9 or 10?
    Judging from your answer, I'll try to understand about this ionization.

  5. Jan 1, 2016 #4


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    Hydroxide ion? Ten.
    Hydroxide radical? Nine.
    Anything that has reducing properties is an anti-oxidant.
  6. Jan 1, 2016 #5
    So, if Hydroxide radical has nine, then hydrogen antioxidant has 1 electron. Is it true?

    And what about the electrons in hydrogen ion? is it 0 or 2? Just out of curiousity.
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