Q. 29 A4.6( 7 Votes )

What would be observed on adding a 5% alkaline potassium permanganate solution drop by drop to some warm ethanol in a test-tube? Write the name of the compound formed during the chemical reaction. Also write chemical equation of the reaction which takes place.

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When 5% alkaline potassium permanganate solution is added drop by drop in a test-tube containing some warm ethanol, the purple color of potassium permanganate starts disappearing. Ethanoic acid is formed in this chemical reaction.

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