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Why Are Vitamin a and Vitamin C Essential to Us? Give Their Important Sources. - Chemistry

Why are vitamin A and vitamin C essential to us? Give their important sources.

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The deficiency of vitamin A leads to xerophthalmia (hardening of the cornea of the eye) and night blindness. The deficiency of vitamin C leads to scurvy (bleeding gums).

The sources of vitamin A are fish liver oil, carrots, butter, and milk. The sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, amla, and green leafy vegetables.

Concept: Vitamins - Classification of Vitamins
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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 14 Biomolecules
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