How do you synthesize and purify a few grams of aspirin? What chemical principles apply if any?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 4:12 pm ad1c9bdddf
The solution gives the method of preparing aspirin and its purification.
Synthesis of Aspirin
1. Draw the structures of salicylic acid and aspirin. Circle and identify the functional groups present in each compound.
3. Sulfuric acid is a catalyst. What does that mean?
5. What safety, environmental and economic considerations would be important to a company manufacturing 1 million pounds of aspirin each year by this procedure? Which ones do you think are most important? Why?
6. The aspirin synthesized in a home experiment should never be taken home for medicinal use. Why not?View Full Posting Details