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Richard Bayliss Dr. Laduca LB 171 12 Nov 2008 Aspirin Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is a common household organic molecule that many people use almost every day. Many people take this organic molecule for granted it has a surprisingly simple structure, compared to many other organic molecules that is, and is so useful at the same time. Aspirin is so simple, in fact, that it is only composed of three functional groups. Theses groups are it is aromatic, it has a carboxylic acid and an ester. Here is a small picture of the structure of aspirin. This organic molecule was of particular intrest to me because it is used by so many people and is so useful. It can do simple things from stoping minor pain to brining down swealing to helping stoping blood clots.
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Unformatted text preview: A significant number of people take it dayly just because of it’s ability to stop precent blood clots. One of the things that made this organic moluce so interesting to me is that it is so simple, again compared to other organic molecules, and it has so many practical applications. It just made me think that when asprin was first discovered it ahd to be a great breakthrough in medical science. Bibliography “Practice Problems 2.” Purdue University. 10 Nov 2008. < http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/2or ganic/prob2.html> “The Chemistry of Aspirin.” Aspirin Foundation. 10 Nov 2008. < http://www.aspirin-foundation.com/what/chemistry.html>...
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