Q. 515.0( 2 Votes )

When ethanol is heated with alkaline potassium permanganate solution, it gets converted into ethanoic acid. In this reaction, alkaline potassium permanganate acts as : A. reducing agent B. oxidising agent
C. catalyst
D. dehydrating agent

Answer :

An oxidising agent is one which oxidises other substances by providing oxygen or removing hydrogen. Alkaline potassium permanganate and acidified potassium dichromate can be used as oxidising agents.

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