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What is the chemical formula for aspirin?

Aspirin is a white crystalline powder with a melting point of 135°C.

The common chemical name for aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. Its systematic name is 2-(acetyloxy)benzoic acid. The chemical formula of aspirin is C9H8O4 and the atoms are arranged according to the following diagram.

Structural formula of aspirin
Structural diagram of aspirin
An expanded structural diagram of aspirin
3D rotating molecule of aspirin

 

Aspirin is commonly used as a medicinal drug to relieve headaches, minor pains and fevers. It also helps prevents blooding clotting but it higher doses may cause ulcers in stomach and the gastrointestinal tract.