I am trying to decide whether aspirin is a polar or non polar molecule.
I had thought that because it has both an ester group and a carboxylic acid group, it would be polar - the oxygens on those groups are all available for hydrogen bonding aren't they?
And if that is the case, is it because the oxygens have small electronegative charges?
If that is true, then surely aspirin is polar and will dissolve in water... but I have read on this forum that aspirin actually doesn't dissolve in water.
Where am I going wrong?