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Limiting Reactant: Finding Mass of Product from Mass of Reactant

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The reaction for producing aspirin from salicylic acid and acetic anhydride is given below.

Assuming a 100% yield, how many grams of aspirin will be produced from 22.0 g of salicylic acid reacting with 14.5 g of acetic anhydride?

$$C_{7}H_{6}O_{3}(s)\ +\ C_{4}H_{6}O_{3}(s)\rightarrow C_{9}H_{8}O_{4}(s)\ +\ H_{2}O(l)$$

$$\text{Salicylic acid + Acetic anhydride} \rightarrow \text{Aspirin + Water}$$

A

25.6 g

B

14.5 g

C

22.0 g

D

28.6 g