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Offline millerst

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Xylene
« on: November 22, 2008, 10:38:27 AM »
Why won't xylene react with potassium permanganate and bromine water?

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Re: Xylene
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 02:30:46 PM »
What's special about the structure of xylene?

It has double bonds, but what are those double bonds different from other double bonds?
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Re: Xylene
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 08:04:17 PM »
sligghhhttly off topic, but would potassium permanganate react with alcohols? because i know its used as a stainer in inks...

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