by Hyran Brooks

Chemical Name

Acetylsalicyic acid

Common Name


Chemical Formula


Uses of Chemical

*Treats pain and fevers

*prevents blood clots

*It is given after heart attacks to prevent recurrence or cardiac tissue death

physical , chemical, properties

*white crystaline solid


*decomposses rapidly in solutions of ammonium acetate

Fun Facts

*one of the most widley used meds in the world

*Appolo moon astronauts had aspirin in their med kits

*Aspirin was the first non sterodial anti-inflammatory drug