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How am I supposed to know if aspirin is considered an ester or carboxylic acid since it has both an ester and carboxylic acid and ester on its structure? ty
I mistaken it as a carboxylic acid when its actually an ester, how am I supposed to know which group outweighs the other?
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There is a priority order. I can't fully remember it but it should be easy to search it.
Esters are (one of?) the highest, and alcohols for example are towards the end.
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This gives you a table in order of precedence
http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/courses/...ful/nomen.html
It seems carboxylic acids actually take precedence over esters
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