×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Introductory Chemistry - 5 Edition - Chapter 8 - Problem 91p
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Introductory Chemistry - 5 Edition - Chapter 8 - Problem 91p

Already have an account? Login here
×
Reset your password

Aspirin can be made in the laboratory by reacting acetic anhydride (C4HgO3) with

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

Solution for problem 91P Chapter 8

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition

  • Textbook Solutions
  • 2901 Step-by-step solutions solved by professors and subject experts
  • Get 24/7 help from StudySoup virtual teaching assistants
Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition

4 5 1 424 Reviews
27
1
Problem 91P

PROBLEM 91P

Aspirin can be made in the laboratory by reacting acetic anhydride (C4HgO3) with salicylic acid (C7H6O3) to form aspirin (C9HgO4) and acetic acid (C2H4O2). The balanced equation is:

C4H6O3 + C7H6O3 → C9H8O4 + C2H4O2

ln a laboratory synthesis, a student begins with 5.00 mL of acetic anhydride (density = 1.08 g/mL) and 2.08 g of salicylic acid. Once the reaction is complete, the student collects 2.01 g of aspirin. Determine the limiting reactant, theoretical yield of aspirin, and percent yield for the reaction.

Step-by-Step Solution:

Solution 91P

Step 1:

C4H6O3 + C7H6O3 → C9H8O4 + C2H4O2

Given that initial volume of acetic anhydride is  5.00 mL and density is 1.08 g/mL

Mass= density volume=5.00 mL1.08 g/mL=5.4 g

Number of moles of C4H6O3 = Given mass/Molecular mass

Molecular mass of C4H6O3=102g/mol

Thus number of moles of C4H6O3==0.052 moles

Step 2 of 5

Chapter 8, Problem 91P is Solved
Step 3 of 5

Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

Other solutions

People also purchased

Related chapters

Unlock Textbook Solution

Enter your email below to unlock your verified solution to:

Aspirin can be made in the laboratory by reacting acetic anhydride (C4HgO3) with