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Unformatted text preview: Aspirin is an analgesic, an antipyretic, and an anti-inflammatory compound. Due to its anti-inflammatory capabilities, it has become the most widely effective treatment for arthritis. In this lab experiment, salicylic acid and acetic anhydride are used to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. The mechanism for this reaction is shown below. Once the product is synthesized, an mass spectrometry analysis will be conducted and the percent yield will be calculated. Procedure and Data/Observations:...
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- Spring '07