# What is the reaction between potassium hydroxide and 1,2−C_6H_4(OC(=O)CH_3)(CO_2H)?

Oct 10, 2016

This is a representation of aspirin, $1 , 2 - {C}_{6} {H}_{4} \left(O \left(O =\right) C - C {H}_{3}\right) \left(C {O}_{2} H\right)$, which would undergo an acid base reaction with $K O H \left(a q\right)$

#### Explanation:

$1 , 2 - {C}_{6} {H}_{4} \left(O \left(O =\right) C - C {H}_{3}\right) \left(C {O}_{2} H\right) + K O H \rightarrow$

$1 , 2 - {C}_{6} {H}_{4} \left(O \left(O =\right) C - C {H}_{3}\right) \left(C {O}_{2}^{-} {K}^{+}\right) + {H}_{2} O$

Aspirin is in fact one of the most useful drugs known to modern medicine, and is currently widely used in low doses in order to prevent heart disease.