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Synthesis of Aspirin Date Performed: September 27, 2012 Whyeisha Jones Group Members: Kimesha Cooper, Jacqueline Pleasant, Dionta Posey Dr. Arezue Boroujerdi Chem 121 Lab
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Abstract The objectives of this lab are to be able to know the techniques of organic synthesis, find the percent yield, and be able to dispose organic waste properly. We followed the procedures to produce a raw form of aspirin. Our reaction produced large crystals which led to a large percent yield of 103%. Introduction Organic chemistry is an important branch in chemistry. Aspirin, a common analgesic, (meaning a drug to alleviate pain which affect consciousness), is a trade name for acetylsalicylic acid [1]. Aspirin is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and also to reduce fever or inflammation. It is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and angina [2]. Aspirin comes in several forms powders, tablets, suppositories, chewable tablets, capsules, and extended-release tablets. While it is an over the counter medication, readily available for use, if your physician
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