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Homework Help: Finding the equivalent of a compound

  1. Sep 6, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am reacting methyl salicylate with sodium hydroxide to form salicylic acid. I am required to find the equivalent of sodium hydroxide, however I've never even heard of such a term. I didn't learn anything about "equivalent" in Intro Chem. Can anyone help? There are no units, because this sheet says that the equivalent for methyl salicylate is 1.0.

    2. Relevant equations
    I don't know if there are any relevant equations.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I researched online and didn't find much.
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  3. Sep 6, 2011 #2


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