## Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Calculating how much product can be made based on the amount of each reactant, we have: $100\,g\times\frac{1\,mol\,salicylic\,acid}{138.121\,g}\,\times\frac{2\,mol\,aspirin}{2\,mol\,salicylic\,acid}=0.724\,mol\,aspirin$ $100\,g\times\frac{1\,mol\,acetic\,anhydride}{102.09\,g}\times\frac{2\,mol\,aspirin}{1\,mol\,acetic \,anhydride}=1.96\,mol\,aspirin$ Since salicylic acid makes the least amount of product, it is the limiting reactant. Therefore, the maximum mass of aspirin that can be obtained= $0.724\,mol\,aspirin\times\frac{180.158\,g}{1\,mol\,aspirin}=130\,g$