Aspirin can be made in the laboratory by reacting acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) with salicylic acid (C7H6O3) to form aspirin (C9H8O4) and acetic acid (C2H4O2). The balanced equation is C4H6O3 + C7H6O3 → C9H8O4 + C2H4O2
In a laboratory synthesis, a student begins with 3.00 mL of acetic anhydride (density = 1.08 g/ml) and 1.28 g of salicylic acid. Once the reaction is complete, the student collects 1.22 g of aspirin.
Determine the theoretical yield of aspirin for the reaction.
Determine the percent yield of aspirin for the reaction.
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