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1.15g of acetylsalicylic ia recovered from an aspirim synthesis reaction that began with 2g of salicylic acid, what would be the percentage yield for the preparation? show your computations

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1. SA = salicylic acid
ASA = aspirin

mols SA = grams/molar mass = ?
mols ASA produced = mols SA
grams ASA = mols ASA x molar mass ASA. This is the theoretical yield (TY)
Actual yield (AY) either 1.15 or 0.15 depending upon how you read the question.
% yield = (AY/TY)*100 = ?

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