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Homework Help: Iodine Solution

  1. Jun 17, 2007 #1
    When performing an ascorbic acid titration with iodine solution, iodine and potassium iodide are used. Does the potassium iodide react with the ascorbic acid as well or only the iodine?

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  3. Jun 17, 2007 #2


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    The reactant is either the iodine or the iodide - I'm no familiar currently. Is the ascorbic acid being reduced? Or is it being oxidized? (I should not butt-in here, since someone familiar with the analytical method would answer this more properly).
  4. Jun 18, 2007 #3


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    iodine is the reactant, not iodide. Iodine is not very soluble in water but it forms a water-soluble complex, I3-, with iodide.
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