What happens when we add potassium permanganate and water?


Potassium permanganate is widely used in chemical industry and laboratories as a strong oxidizing agent, and also as a medication for dermatitis, for cleaning wounds, and general disinfection. It is a purplish-black crystalline solid.  When Potassium Permanganate dissolves in water, it changes the colour of the solution to intensely pink or purple solutions.


2KMnO4 + H2O --> 2MnO2 (ppt) + 2KOH + 3O2-

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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