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Offline mariaelne

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pH and aspirin hydrolysis
« on: March 23, 2022, 12:45:36 PM »
Hi!

I was wondering why is the hydrolysis of aspirin faster in environments of a higher pH? I noticed this while testing out different buffer solutions, but cannot seem to find an explanation anywhere, only that the higher the pH the faster the rate of reaction.

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Re: pH and aspirin hydrolysis
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 01:09:37 PM »
What is Aspirin chemically. Which significant group is in the molecule.

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Re: pH and aspirin hydrolysis
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2022, 09:19:31 AM »
I suggest writing a chemical mechanism for the hydrolysis.

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