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.