Acid Ester Hydrolysis of Acetylsalicylic acid to Salicylic Acid (full video in the comments)


Acid Ester Hydrolysis of Acetylsalicylic acid to Salicylic Acid (complete video in the remarks)


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  1. having done a lot of organic chemistry in my years of education I can say with certainty that this post is much more realistic and representative of the vast majority of reactions you would encounter during organic synthesis. the flashy colors and striking color changes are much more common with inorganic reagents, but that’s not to say organic doesn’t have its colorful moments!

  2. This was one of my favorite experiments in organic chemistry. I was mesmerized by watching the crystals form. Most of organic chemistry was making boring crystals but these needle-like shards were awesome

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