Problem: Aspirin (C9H8O4) is synthesized by reacting salicylic acid (C7H6O3) with acetic anhydride (C4H6O3). The balanced equation isC7H6O3 + C4H6O3 → C9H8O4 + HC2H3O2What mass of acetic anhydride is needed to completely consume 1.00 x 10  2 g salicylic acid?

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Aspirin (C9H8O4) is synthesized by reacting salicylic acid (C7H6O3) with acetic anhydride (C4H6O3).

C7H6O3 + C4H6O→ C9H8O4 + HC2H3O2

We have the mass of salicylic acid (C7H6O3and from that, we need the mass of acetic anhydride (C4H6O3). 

First, we need to calculate the molar mass of the involved compounds. 


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Aspirin (C9H8O4) is synthesized by reacting salicylic acid (C7H6O3) with acetic anhydride (C4H6O3). The balanced equation is

C7H6O3 + C4H6O→ C9H8O4 + HC2H3O2

What mass of acetic anhydride is needed to completely consume 1.00 x 10  2 g salicylic acid?

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