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Standard reduction potential for citric acid

wish i had a kraken!!! - 2-12-2016 at 04:39

Dear Lords of chemistry, I have problems in calculating the standard reduction potential of citric acid. I have searched standard tables, yet there were no clue (or I am not smart enough to catch it!). As far as I know Citric acid has three OH groups attached to CO group, so, I can guess Citric acid might have three Standard reduction potential, and I know when an organic acid reduced it usually goes back to its alcoholic form, but I can not write down three different standard reduction equations for Citric acid nor I can calculate E0 for it.