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    Salicylic acid reacts with acetic anhydrate to form aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid. How much aspirin can be produced from the reaction of 100 g of Salicylic acid and 100 g acetic anhydrate?

    What is the initial formula used to solve this?

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    Aspirin is produced by the reaction of salicylic acid and acetic anhydride.
    C7H6O3(s) + C4H6O3 (l)
    C9H8O4 (s) + CH3CO2H (aq)
    salicylic acid acetic ...

    Solution Summary

    The initial formula used to solve salicylic acid reacts with acetic anhydrate to form aspirin is found in the solution. The empirical and numerical formula are used.

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