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1. why is phosphoric acid needed in the synthesis of aspirin?
2.what would happen if the phosphoric acid is left out?

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  1. can anyone help me with the following question?
    1. why is phosphoric acid needed in the synthesis of aspirin?
    2.what would happen if the phosphoric acid is left out?

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  2. It is needed as a catalyst. If it is left out, the reaction will not happen.

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