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

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Oct 10, 2016

Answer:

This is a representation of aspirin, #1,2-C_6H_4(O(O=)C-CH_3)(CO_2H)#, which would undergo an acid base reaction with #KOH(aq)#

Explanation:

#1,2-C_6H_4(O(O=)C-CH_3)(CO_2H) + KOHrarr#

#1,2-C_6H_4(O(O=)C-CH_3)(CO_2^(-)K^+) + H_2O#

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.