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    1. When making aspirin, if you had 3 g of salicylic acid, what would the moles of salicylic acid used be? How would you calculate that?

    2. What would the theoretical yield in moles be and how would you calculate that?

    3. What would the theoretical yield in grams be and how would you calculate that?

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    When making aspirin, if you had 3 g of salicylic acid, what would the moles of salicylic acid used be? How would you calculate that?

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    In order to determine the moles of salicylic acid used, we need to know its molar mass. Molar mass is determined from the masses of all the atoms making up the molecule. Therefore, we need to look up the chemical formula for salicylic ...

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    Synthesis of aspirin through salicylic acid is provided. The solution gives the theoretical yield for aspirin.

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