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Explain how conc. H2so4 catalysis the speed of the reaction between salicylic acid and acetic anhydride.

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  1. It isn't possible for us to draw mechanisms on this forum but here is one from the web.
    http://www.chemguide.co.uk/physical/catalysis/esterify.html

    posted by DrBob222

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