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Week 1

Week 1 

Aspirin is a widely used medicine. It is advised that it is stored in dry, cool conditions.

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Using your knowledge of chemistry, comment on the reasons why aspirin should be stored under these conditions.

 

When presented with a molecule it is good to identify the functional groups present and the properties which they have. 

Dry 

As polar groups present like dissolves like 

H – bonding (explain and give definition) 

If any moisture present the aspirin will dissolve, don’t want this to happen until it is consumed. 

Cool 

Activation energy 

Decay /oxidation of molecule – explanations would be important here.