Why Do You Add Concentrated Sulfuric Acid In The Making Of Aspirin And What Happens If You Omit It?


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Because Sulfuric Acid acts as a catalyst (which speeds up the rate of chemical reaction, and itself is not reduced in the equation). If we were to not use sulfuric acid, the reaction would be much slower, however we could simply replace sulfuric acid with another substance e.g. Phosphoric acid which will have the same effect.

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