Q. 64.9( 15 Votes )

In the above given reaction, alkaline KMnO4 acts as
A. reducing agent

B. oxidising agent

C. catalyst

D. dehydrating agent

Answer :

In this reaction, alkaline KMnO4 acts as an oxidising agent. It adds oxygen to ethanol resulting in formation of ethanoic acid. An oxidizing agent adds oxygen or takes electrons from other substances.

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