To succeed in this topic, you need to:

  • Be familiar with the chemical properties of alcohols, carboxylic acids, esters and phenols.
  • Be familiar with practical techniques, including heating by reflux, thin-layer chromatography and the use of a separation funnel.
  • Be aware of the importance of determining the product yield and product purity in chemical synthesis.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

  • Be able to describe the synthesis of aspirin from natural resources.
  • Be able to describe the analytical techniques used to determine the purity of laboratory produced aspirin.
  • Be able to describe how recrystallisation removes impurities from crude aspirin.
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September 2022


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346 Aspirin Synthesis and Analysis

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