Introduction-Aspirin - Boiling Point(ºC Density(ºC...

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Introduction In this experiment, we will be preparing acetate ester acetylsalicylic acid, also know as aspirin. Acetate esters are prepared by reacting anhydrides with the hydroxyl group of alcohols or phenols. Here, we will be preparing acetylsalicylic acid by reacting acetic anhydride with salicylic acid. Table of Reagents Name Melting Point
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Unformatted text preview: Boiling Point (ºC) Density (ºC) Molecular Weight g/mol Structure Acetic Anhydride-73.1 138-140 1.08 g/cm3 102.09 Acetylsalicylic acid 135 140 1.40 g/cm3 180.16 Phosphoric acid 21 158 1.69 g/cm3 97.995 Salicylic acid 159 211 1.44 138.12 Water 100 1.00 18.02 Safety Wear goggles and proper clothing to prevent skin or eye damage....
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