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Calculate the theoretical yield of aspirin if 1.57 grams of salicyclic acid is used in the reaction.

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OCOCH3 COOH Coot spiicylic acid aspirin 180.169 |mol 138.128/mo)

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The calculation of moles of salicyclic acid as follows:

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mass salicyclic acid moles of salicyclic acid molar mass of salicyclic acid 1.57 g 138.12 g / mol =0.01136 moles

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mass aspirin moles of aspirin molar mass of aspirin mass aspirin 0.01136 mol = 180.16 g / mol mass aspirin=2.046 g

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