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 0.500-g tablet of aspirin? Assume the tablet is composed entirely of aspirin.How many molecules of C9H8O4 are in this tablet?

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The molar mass of sulfuric acid is:

C9H8O4 → 180.16 g/mol
1 mol C9H8O= 6.022x1023 C9H8Omolecules

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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 0.500-g tablet of aspirin? Assume the tablet is composed entirely of aspirin.

How many molecules of C9H8O4 are in this tablet?

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