what is the chemical equation for the reaction between pottasium permanganate with citric acid?
Asked by ajan. m.j. | 23rd Jul, 2013, 07:02: PM
Citric acid turns potassium permanganate from purple to colourless because it is a reducing agent.
KMnO4 will oxidize citric acid to CO2 and H2O and itself will turn into almost colorless Mn(2+) (in acidic environment), or, into brown MnO2 precipitate.
C6H807 + KMnO4 + H+ ? 6CO2 + H2O + MnO2
Answered by | 25th Jul, 2013, 11:49: PM
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