Potassium Permanganate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Potassium Permanganate Properties

Potassium Permanganate

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Potassium permanganate is an inorganic chemical compound. It is a strong oxidizing agent. It dissolves in water to give intense purple solutions, the evaporation of which gives prismatic purplish-black glistening crystals. Potassium permanganate is one of the principal chemicals used in the film and television industries to "age" props and set dressings. As an oxidant, potassium permanganate can act as a antiseptic. It is used in rural areas to remove iron and hydrogen sulfide from well and waste water.Aside from its use in water treatment, the other major application of potassium permanganate is as a reagent for the synthesis of organic compounds.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Dark purple solid
CAS Number 7722-64-7
Crystal Structure Orthorhombic
Density 2.703 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-760-3
IUPAC Name Potassium manganate(VII)
Melting Point 240 °C
Molar Mass 158.034 g/mol
Molecular Formula KMnO4
NFPA 704 H-2 F-0 R-0 C-OX
Other_Cations Sodium permanganate;
Ammonium permanganate
RTECS Number SD6475000
Related Compounds Manganese heptoxide
Solubility 6.38 g/100 ml
Synonyms Permanganic acid, potassium salt (8CI,9CI);Cairox;Chameleon mineral;Condy's crystals;GS-KP;HY 5;Permanganic acid potassium salt;Pure Light E 2;Tarco 4338C;Turco 4338C;
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