Complete and balance the following chemical equation, between berocca and water. C6H8O6 + H2O -> 

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Berocca is a kind of drinking the form of tablets that when submerged in water produces effervescence. It contains vitamins B and C. 

`C_6H_8O_6 ` contained in Berocca is vitamin C or ascorbic acid. It is a weak acid with a pKa value of 4.10. The reaction for the dissolution of `C_6H_8O_6 ` in water can be written as:

`C_6H_8O_6 + H_2O <=>C_6H_8O_6 H_3O^+`