Problem: The molecular formula of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), one of the most common pain relievers, is C9H8O4.How many moles of C9H8O4 are in a 0.600 g tablet of aspirin?

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Mass of C9H8O4(molar mass of CO2)  Moles of CO2 

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The molecular formula of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), one of the most common pain relievers, is C9H8O4.

How many moles of C9H8O4 are in a 0.600 g tablet of aspirin?

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