Aspirin: Structure, Molecular Weight & Functional Group


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Salicin is a compound used to make aspirin. Which one of the following is a functional group found in the structure of salicin?

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1. What do the functional groups of aspirin tell you about its chemical behavior?

2. Which of the following natural sources were an inspiration used to derive aspirin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What natural source was used to derive aspirin? Answer this question while checking your understanding of the chemical structure of aspirin with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • Functional group in a structure of salicin
  • What functional groups of aspirin indicate about chemical behavior
  • Natural sources used to derive aspirin
  • Scenarios that could be treated with aspirin since it is an NSAID
  • Carbon atom belonging to the carboxylic acid functional group

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about functional groups of aspirin
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about scenarios that could be treated with aspirin in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding natural sources used to derive aspirin

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson titled Aspirin: Structure, Molecular Weight & Functional Group. You'll learn more about this topic, including the following:

  • Use of aspirin dating back to 400 BC
  • Chemical structure of aspirin
  • Fighting against heart attacks
  • Molecular formula