Problem: The structure of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is shown below.How many pi bonds are present in acetylsalicylic acid?

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Double bonds have 1 pi bond. Therefore, the number of pi bonds in acetylsalicylic acid is:

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The structure of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is shown below.

There is a structure for a benzene ring with a -COOH group attached to the first carbon and an -OCCH3 group attached to the second carbon. The first (from left to right) carbon of the-OCCH3 group has an oxygen atom attached by a double bond.
How many pi bonds are present in acetylsalicylic acid?

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