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I saw this passage on a book and it says that Ligand to Metal Charge Transfer (LMCT) overpowers d-d transitions thus the permanganate ion has an intense purple color. However, it was mentioned that the Mn+7 ion was momentarily reduced to Mn+6 in the charge transfer, how is that?

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marked as duplicate by Tyberius, Jon Custer, Mithoron, Nilay Ghosh, F'x Jul 2 at 8:40

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