This may be a really silly question, but I've got the equation for hydrolysis of acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) :
CH3COO.C6H4.COOH + H20 --> HO.C6H4.COOH + CH3COOH
(ASA + Water --> Salicylic acid + Acetic Acid)
I was wondering, would the equation be the same for decomposition of ASA?
Because I know that ASA decomposes back down to SA and AA (well... I think, it does...) but I don't know whether water is needed for too...