a super PLAYCHEM Experiment

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Does your aspirin tablet contain all the aspirin it should?
You will use spectroscopy to analyze an aspirin tablet.
is a............. TUTORIAL
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If you think of all the medicines created in recent years,  Aspirin,   discovered over 100 years ago, still ranks among the the best and most useful.
This is particularly remarkable when you realize it costs only a few cents a tablet.

Aspirin is used as an:
Analgesic (pain killer)
Antipyretic (reduces fever)
Anticlotting agent (prevents heart attacks)
Antioxident (prevents colon cancer?)

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RWK 1/12/2000