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If you react Potassium permanganate with the following chemicals - would it stay purple or change color? If it does stay purple, would the Potassium permanganate sink or float? ------------------------------------------ Ethanol Ethylene Methanol Cyclohexane Acetone Ethylene glycol

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  1. aaronq
    • one year ago
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    So potassium permangate is a really good oxidizer - it will "steal" electrons from any compound it can. It will change from purple when it reacts and since these are all organic molecules, it will oxidize some of them - look here for the possible reactions. http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Organic_Chemistry/Reactions/Oxidation_and_Reduction_Reactions/Oxidation_of_Organic_Molecules_by_KMnO4 if it doesn't react, compare the densities, the heavier compound will sink to the bottom.

  2. anonymous
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    I looked online, but it doesn't help me

  3. aaronq
    • one year ago
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    what did you look at online?

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