Circle the functional group(s) in aspirin. Write the name of the functional group next to your circle.
Does aspirin react with ethanol, C2H5OH? If so, draw the structure of the organic product of this reaction.
Is it a good idea to drink alcohol with asprin?Why?
Answer – The aspirin structure with name of the functional group next to your circle as follow –
When we react aspirin with ethanol there is first protonation of O in the ester functional and then by attack of the ethoxy ion on the carbonyl carbon there is ester gets removed and form the salicylic acid and reaction is as follow –
When we taking small amount of alcohol with aspirin then there is safe, but if we take more alcohol then it reacts with all aspirin and form the salicylic acid which cause the irritation in stomach and also there is no effect of aspirin to prevent heart attack or making blood thinner.
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