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Oxidation of Isopropanol by Permanganate in Basic Solution

The quick answer and rough rule when using potasium permanganate is that it changes oxidation number from +7 to +2 which is more favourable. It is reducing itself and acts like an oxidation agent (a ...
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Oxidation of Isopropanol by Permanganate in Basic Solution

Isopropanol has two successive reactions with the ion permanganate $\ce{MnO4-}$ in basic solution. First it reacts by gaining one electron and becoming manganate (VI) ion $\ce{MnO4^{2-}}$ in a ...
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