The reaction of salicylic acid, C7H6O3, with acetic anhydride, C2H6O3, produces aspirin, C9H8O4, and acetic acid, HC2H3O2.a. Write the balanced chemical equation for this reaction.b. What mass of salicylic acid is needed to produce 100aspirin tables, each containing 325mg of aspirin?

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The reaction of salicylic acid, C7H6O3, with acetic anhydride, C2H6O3, produces aspirin, C9H8O4, and
acetic acid, HC2H3O2.
a. Write the balanced chemical equation for this reaction.
b. What mass of salicylic acid is needed to produce 100aspirin tables, each containing 325mg of
aspirin?

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The balanced chemical equation for the reaction of salicylic acid (C7H6O3) with acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) is as follows:

-С,Н,О, +С,Н,О,
С,Н,О, + С,Н,о, >С,Н,0, +С,н.о,
Salicylic acid
Acetic anhydri de
Аcetic acid
Aspirin
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-С,Н,О, +С,Н,О, С,Н,О, + С,Н,о, >С,Н,0, +С,н.о, Salicylic acid Acetic anhydri de Аcetic acid Aspirin

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The mass of aspirin present in each tablet is 325 mg. The total mass of as...

1 g
m 100 x325 mg x
1000 mg
32.5 g
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1 g m 100 x325 mg x 1000 mg 32.5 g

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