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    2.93g of oil of wintergreen is used in the synthesis and 2g of 2- hydroxybenzoic acid is produced. Calculate the theorectical and percentage yield of 2 - hydroxybenzoic acid. Assume the oil of wintergreen was 100%, methyl 2 - hydroxybenzoate, of density 1.17g cm-1.
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    Find the moles of oil of wintergreen used, use the molar ratio of oil of wintergreen to 2-hydroxybenzoic acid in the reaction (1:1 IIRC) to find how many moles of 2-hydroxybenzoic acid you should make, and hence to find out how many grams of that you should make.
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    Ah ok thanks! why did the question put the density of the substance?
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    Find the moles of oil of wintergreen used, use the molar ratio of oil of wintergreen to 2-hydroxybenzoic acid in the reaction (1:1 IIRC) to find how many moles of 2-hydroxybenzoic acid you should make, and hence to find out how many grams of that you should make.
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    (Original post by Hgdfu)
    Ah ok thanks! why did the question put the density of the substance?
    I have no idea, since you already have the mass. If it was for a later question on synthesis and you have an aqueous layer, you could say the oil of wintergreen is denser and should hence be on the bottom.
 
 
 
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