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Why Old Aspirin Smells Like Vinegar

Why Old Aspirin Smells Like Vinegar

Aspirin is a chemical compound synthesized from acetylsalicylic acid, extracted from the bark of the willow tree; the bark was initially used by the ancient Greeks and Native Americans to cure fever and pain. Salicylic acid tastes bitter and irritates the stomach. A German chemist, Hoffman synthesized the acetyl derivative of salicylic acid in 1893 […]

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