Question #950bd

1 Answer
Jun 20, 2016

Answer:

It is both

Explanation:

Aspirin has a free carboxylic group (-#COOH#, top part) corresponding to the molecule of salycilic acid and an ester group (acetyl -#OCOCH_3#, right part) formed by a molecul of acetic acid (#HOCOCH_3#) condensed with the ortho hydroxyl (-#OH#) group of salycilic acid.

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