Summary Of Aspirin

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Synthesis and Characterization of Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) Summary
The purpose of the Aspirin lab is to synthesis the Acetylsalicylic acid which is known as aspirin and calculate the limiting, theoretical, and the melting point. In the second step, the Theoretical yield came out to be salicylic acid seeing it was the smallest out of the phosphoric and acetic anhydride. Experimental melting point-The literature melting point was 138-140 Celsius, when it was prepared in lab, it started melting at 131 and turned into liquid at 138 Celsius.
Introduction
Acetylsalicylic Acid is an ester of salicylic acid. It is known to be a white, crystalline substance which is used for treating pain. Aspirin is known to treat pain and fever when prescribe by a doctor or bought over the counter. It is used to reduced heart attack, arthritis, etc. Therefore, aspirin is an essential part of the human metabolism.
Aspirin which comes in many forms and by many more names is is used by many people to numb if not entirely remove pain in their muscles, joints, bones and even sooth headaches. Smaller doses can be bought over the counter from local pharmacies but these usually never exceed 200 mg although prescription doses can range from 400 mg to 800 mg. Taking more than a recommended dose can lead many health problems; some of the more common are indigestion and stomach aches as well as bleeding and bruising more easily than normal and worst case scenario being death. Like many other
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