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    For my AH chemistry project I've been making aspirin using ethanoic anhydride and I'm not sure what to do with the beakers and syringes that I've used to get the ethanoic anhydride. Since it reacts with water I don't know how to wash the beakers (they still have ethanoic anhydride in them). I know this is really stupid, but it'd help a lot! 😊
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    (Original post by science-geek)
    For my AH chemistry project I've been making aspirin using ethanoic anhydride and I'm not sure what to do with the beakers and syringes that I've used to get the ethanoic anhydride. Since it reacts with water I don't know how to wash the beakers (they still have ethanoic anhydride in them). I know this is really stupid, but it'd help a lot! 😊
    large excess of water
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    (Original post by charco)
    large excess of water
    Since it reacts heavily with water, will a reaction still occur?
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    (Original post by science-geek)
    Since it reacts heavily with water, will a reaction still occur?
    That is why there is an excess.
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    (Original post by science-geek)
    Since it reacts heavily with water, will a reaction still occur?
    Yes. Reacting with excess water in a hood would be fine.
 
 
 
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