Pharmacist CHEMIstry in pharmacy

Compounds or Reactions used in that career

(C7H6O3) + (C4H6O3) - (C9H6O4) + (C2H4O2)

Word Equation for the Reaction.

Salicylic Acid + Acetic Anhydride - Acetylsalicylic Acid + Acetic Acid

Type of Reaction

Double Displacement

Hazardous compounds in the reaction?

There are no hazardous materials.

Why is this reaction needed in this career?

This reaction is needed in this career because it creates medicine and the pharmacists need it because they have to prescribe it to customers to heal them of any sickness the may have that apirin helps with.

Pills coming out of a perscibed bottle

What is happening in this chemical reaction?

In this chemical reaction it is creating aspirin. Aspirin is used to reduce fevers, treat pain or any inflammation. Sometimes it is used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes or chest pain.

Video about Aspirin


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