Q1.Why potassium permanganate $ potassium dichromate act as an oxidising agents? Q2.Potassium dichromate is used in brreathe analyser test.Why?

Asked by nihal sood | 11th Sep, 2010, 08:39: PM

Expert Answer:

A oxidising agent can be defined as a chemical compound that transfer oxygen and oxidise other compound.Both potassium permagnate and potassium dichromate transfer oxygen and oxidise other compound.
 
potassium dichromate is used in breth analyser because dichromate oxidise ethanol into acetic acid. it changes the colour of dichromate from yellow to green.

Answered by  | 12th Sep, 2010, 01:41: AM

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