Aspirin Formula

Aspirin Formula is given and explained here along with its structure. To recall, aspirin is also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and is used as a medication (as an antipyretic and anti-inflammatory medicine).

Aspirin Chemical Formula

Chemical Formula of Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid)


Extended Molecular Formula of Aspirin


Aspirin Structural Formula

The molecular geometry of aspirin is planar and its molecular mass is 180.159 g/mol. The structural formula of aspirin or Acetylsalicylic acid is represented as-

Aspirin Structural Formula

Aspirin is extensively used in the pharmaceutical sector. The most common way to prepare aspirin is by using Acid Anhydrides and by reacting acetic acid with salicylic acid.

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Practise This Question

Choose the statements which state laws of reflection correctly.

Statement 1: Angle of incidence is greater than the angle of reflection.

Statement 2: Angle of incidence is less than the angle of reflection.

Statement 3: Angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.

Statement 4: The incident ray, the normal at point of incidence and the reflected ray all lie in the same plane.