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Sunflower oil and KMnO4=?
« on: April 20, 2016, 07:44:59 AM »
Hello, I mixed KMnO4 and sunflower oil. Do you know, except the K2MnO4, what are the other products and why they react?
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Re: Sunflower oil and KMnO4=?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 07:31:12 PM »
K2MnO4 does not exist.  What do you think will happen and why?  According to forum rules, you must show an attempt to solve a problem or give your thoughts before we can help you.

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Re: Sunflower oil and KMnO4=?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 09:20:23 PM »
From what I can google, K2MnO4 exists...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_manganate
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Re: Sunflower oil and KMnO4=?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 05:14:57 AM »
Sure it does, and it is a first product of the permanganate reduction. The reduction stops there only in alkaline solutions though.
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Re: Sunflower oil and KMnO4=?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 10:21:46 AM »
From what I can google, K2MnO4 exists...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_manganate
@Burner, Good point (I had totally forgotten about this).  However, in organic chemistry potassium permanganate is typically used under acidic conditions.

@OP, Do fatty acids have any functional groups that are particularly susceptible to oxidation?

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