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Re: Why Reduce Iodine?
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Re: Why Reduce Iodine?


"Let's go through the titration process with a specific example: the titration of vitamin C by iodine. The chemical name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid. When Iodine and ascorbic acid are combined in solution, a chemical reaction takes place. In this chemical reaction, the ascorbic acid molecule loses electrons, which are transferred to the Iodine molecule. Chemists call this type of reaction an oxidation/reduction reaction (or redox reaction for short). The ascorbic acid is oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid, and the Iodine is reduced to Iodide ions. Oxidation-reduction reactions always occur in pairs like this. The molecule that loses electrons is oxidized, and the molecule that accepts the electrons is reduced."

I have no idea why people are reducing it. One can certainly take a lot MORE iodine in the KI(potassium iodide) form rather than in the I2(free iodine, molecular iodine) form...

I would think that if that were the purpose though, one should just supplement SSKI ... rather than eradicating the desirable and pricey I2.


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