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I wanted to test for Vitamin C in different orange juices. I used 20 ml of OJ, 10 drops of corn starch solution, and titrated with iodine solution. I expected the amount of iodine to decrease over time (due to less vitamin C), but over time the amount of iodine needed to turn solution blue increased! Based on research, it seems that the OJ is gaining Vit. C over time, but I know this is wrong. Why does it take more iodine soln. to turn the OJ blue? I am using the same iodine and starch solutions to test the OJ over time. Also, the frozen concentrate OJ takes more iodine solution to react (turn blue) and this is opposite what I expected from my research (it should have more vit. C than fresh). Thanks!
Re: Orange juice/Iodine titration results seem backwards
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