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Hydrolysis of aspirin

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    Can someone please show me the mechanism, I am struggling to find it, I have looked over books and the net to no effect
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    It's an ester. Does that help?

    Acid catalyst:
    Base catalyst:

    I also found this:
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    is it not a carboxyllic acid?
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    The ester group will hydrolyse.
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    so is it a carboxyllic acid or ester?
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    It has both groups. But you're talking about hydrolysis. Carboxylic acids don't undergo hydrolysis so it obviously splits at the ester group.


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