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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.


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. 


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. 


Activation energy 

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