posted by tonya .
what compound would form if acetyl salicylic and sodium hydroxide are reacted?
As with most acid-base reactions, acid+base = salt + water
Take aspirin, replace one H with Na and you are left with a salt and H2O.
I agree that the Na salt will be formed; however, I think an ester reacts with NaOH and hydrolyzes to form the Na salts of salicylic acid and acetic acid in this case..