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Aspirin can be prepared by reacting 2-hydroxy benzoic acid (salicylic acid) with acetyl chloride (ethanoyl chloride).However, the reaction proceeds rather better if acetic anhydride (ethanoic anhydride) is used. The reason is that a second mol of acid chloride can react with the carboxylic acid function to form a mixed benzoic/ethanoic acid anhydride.
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|Salicylic acid||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Acetyl chloride||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Aspirin||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Hydrogen chloride||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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