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Vitamin C Video No. 1 - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 20x in this video. Playing time is 8.8 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (3.68 MB).

Vitamin C Video No. 2 - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 20x in this video. Playing time is 8.9 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (3.70 MB).

Vitamin C Video No. 3 - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) dissolution is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 10x in this video. Playing time is 9.8 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.11 MB).

Vitamin C Video No. 4 - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) crystallization is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 20x in this video. Playing time is 8.7 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (3.68 MB).

Vitamin C Video No. 5 - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) dissolution is observed under polarized light illumination at a magnification of 10x in this video. Playing time is 9.8 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.13 MB).

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is one of the most ubiquitous vitamins ever discovered. Besides playing a paramount role as an anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger, it has been suggested to be an effective antiviral agent by some very respected scientists. Although the antiviral properties of vitamin C remain the subject of great debate in some circles, this water-soluble vitamin remains one of the most popular and important vitamins.

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