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Posted by Jocelyn on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:02pm.

Aspirin (C9H8O4) is synthesized by reacting salicylic acid (C7H6O3) with acetic anhydride (C4H6O3). The balanced equation is given below.
C7H6O3 + C4H6O3 C9H8O4 + HC2H3O2
(a) What mass of acetic anhydride is needed to completely consume 4.20 102 g salicylic acid?
g
(b) What is the maximum mass of aspirin (the theoretical yield) that could be produced in this reaction?

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