Christian P.

asked • 04/29/18

Chemistry: Stoiciometry

A Student used 4.55 grams of salicylic acid, along with acetic anhydride, to prepare aspirin.

C7H6O3 + C4H6O3 -> C9H8O4 + C2H4O2
(salicylic)   (acetic an)  (aspirin)    (acetic acid)

(a)Find the theoretical yield of the aspirin.
(b)Find the percent yield of aspirin if the student prepared 2.45 grams of aspirin. 

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