# How can I calculate the percent yield of aspirin synthesis?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 13, 2015

#### Answer:

You calculate the theoretical yield of aspirin, and then you use your actual yield to calculate the percent yield.

#### Explanation:

Here's how to calculate the theoretical yield of aspirin.

And here's how you calculate percent yield.

**EXAMPLE**

If the theoretical yield of aspirin is 2.748 g and you obtained 2.47 g of aspirin, what is your percent yield?

**Solution**