Iron(II) sulphate solution is added to a test-tube. Following this, potassium manganate solution is added gradually to the test-tube as well. The observation seen is that the green solution turns pink at first, then potassium manganate turns colourless as manganese(VII) is oxidised to manganese(II).
But Fe(II) is oxidised to Fe(III) ions as well, which are brown in colour, so shouldn’t the solution turn brown instead of colourless?
I have seen these observations experimentally in the lab but still did not understand. I know I’m probably thinking about it the wrong way so any help would be much appreciated.