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REDUCTION OF POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE
Reaction With Carbon Hydrogen Compound C10H16
A drop of turpentine (pinene) is added to solution of KMNO4 in ethanol. Baeyer test for unsaturation in hydrocarbons. Reddish purple color of permanganate ion turns a muddy brown as MnO2 is formed by reduction of the permanganate by the double bonds.
Copyright:© 2003 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs
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