Aspirin can be made in the laboratory by
reacting acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) with salicylic acid (C7H6O3) to form aspirin (C9H8O4) and acetic acid (C2H4O2). The balanced equation
C4H6O3 + C7H6O3 ---àC9H8O4 + C2H4O2
a laboratory synthesis, a student begins with 5.00 mL of acetic anhydride (density
g/mL) and 2.08 g of salicylic acid. Once the reaction is complete, the student
collects 2.01 g of aspirin. Determine the limiting reactant, theoretical yield
of aspirin, and percent yield for the reaction.