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  • Aspirin

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    Aspirin Aspirin is a white crystalline substance made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic fever, headaches, neuralgia, colds, and arthritis; reduce temperature and pain. The formula for aspirin is CH3CO2C6H4CO2H. Aspirin's scientific name is actylsalicylic acid (ASA). The main ingredient in ASA is salicylic acid. This ingredient grows in small roots, leaves, flowers and fruits on plants. About 100 years ago, a German chemist, Felix Hoffmann, set out

  • aspirin

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    Introduction Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drug in the world. The generic name is acetyl salicylic acid and the drug belongs to the group of non- steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, which works by inhibiting the production of compounds in the body that cause pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clots (Koester, 1993. Aspirin is also a member of the salicylate family of compounds as it synthetized from salicylic acid, which was discovered in oxford (UK) by Edward stone in 1793 and first

  • Aspirin Essay

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    Introduction Aspirin is an organic compound created through the process of esterification. In this reaction, an ester is formed from an alcohol and a carboxylic acid combined with an acid catalyst (Timberlake). Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is made from the reaction of salicylic acid and acetic anhydride, with a byproduct of acetic acid also. Various techniques have historically been used to produce aspirin. Filtration is the process of removing any excess water from the crystals by vacuuming

  • Defining Aspirin

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    Topic Definition Aspirin was invented in late 1890s. More than a hundred years later, due to its fever-reducing and anti-inflammatory effects, it has become one of the world’s most extensively used medicines. Interestingly, this famous medicine, at the beginning, was invented by a German scientist in order to find out an effective remedy to cure his father’s pain. History Innovated by the fact that ancient people use willow bark to ease pain, aspirin was first obtained from willow bark by a

  • Aspirin Essay

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    Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a type of acid categorized as a salicylate, this acid works as a pain reliever in the body because once digested it lowers the amount of substances already in the body that cause pains, fevers and flare ups. Also, this chemical is administered to people for prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and angina which is also known as severe chest pains. Aspirin is created by chemically synthesizing salicylic acid through the acetylation with acetic anhydride, synthesizing

  • Aspirin Overdose

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    Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drugs in history. Aspirin is used for many different reasons. People use Aspirin for its cardiovascular blood thinning properties, for its pain relieving properties and for it antipyretic properties, to name a few. Most people don’t know what Aspirin is, but only what it does for their particular needs. I will attempt to describe some different aspects of Aspirin and Aspirin overdose. I will give a brief description of what Aspirin is, chemically speaking

  • Experimenting with Aspirin

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    organic compound, the aspirin, and also to purify the compound of recrystallization. There are four main procedures in this experiment; firstly, to prepare the aspirin, secondly, to recrystallize the aspirin, thirdly, to determine the melting point of aspirin and lastly, to discard the aspirin waste in the waste container provided. Since the melting point of the recrystallized aspirin falls within the temperature range of 129.3ºC and 133.2ºC, this shows that the recrystallized aspirin is not as pure as

  • Aspirin Essay

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    4/1/14 Aspirin: Healthy or Not? Whenever pain or a headache is felt people will immediately reach for the bottle of Aspirin they have in their medicine cabinet. For many years this has been the solution to any pain a person feels. As much as Aspirin will help to cure symptoms of pain it may also being doing the body harm. More and more studies have brought many harmful side effects to the surface. The question now comes into play of if Aspirin is actually doing more harm than good. Aspirin contains

  • Synthesis Of Aspirin

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    Creating and Testing Aspirin Introduction Aspirin is created when salicylic acid and acetic anhydride react together (French et al. 82). However, phosphoric acid is needed as a catalyst, and acetic acid is released as a by-product (French et al. 82). The reaction of aspirin is as shown below: Figure 1. Structures Found in Aspirin Synthesis (French et al. 82 The limiting reagent controls how much product can be produced (French et al. 83). The reagent that is the first to be completely used is the

  • Aspirin Essay

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    Synthesis and Characterization of Aspirin Product Identity and Purity After synthesizing a chemical, especially a drug, it is important to confirm the identity and purity of the product. You will perform three tests to examine the identity and purity of the aspirin that you synthesized. One test will detect the presence of leftover salicylic acid in the synthesized aspirin and allow you to determine its concentration. Government regulations stipulate that commercial aspirin must not contain residual salicylic