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Could you draw an electron pushing mechanism for synthesis of aspirin from wintergreen oil(methyl 2- hydroxybenzoate). To make salicyclic...

Could you draw an electron pushing mechanism for synthesis of aspirin from wintergreen oil(methyl 2- hydroxybenzoate).
To make salicyclic acid(2-hydroxybenzoic acid) 1.NaOH, heat was used, 2. H2SO4 and water used. To make final product, 1. acetic anhydride 2.H3PO4, heat, 3.Water was used
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why excess water had to be remove from the salicylic acid before synthesize aspirin. What
might excess water do? Ans. Aspirin is not soluble in cold water. During synthesis of aspirin, salicylic...

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