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How to use permanganate in a sentence
It was found that the permanganate attacked the lead precipitate as well as the other organic matter in the vessel.
On the evening following, the forearm was immersed in a bowl of hot permanganate solution containing a little caustic potash.
This seemed to bring out the eruption very quickly and the blisters were treated with permanganate as fast as they appeared.
Potassium permanganate, however, oxidizes the poison completely.
The only objection to the use of permanganate of which the writer is aware is that it stains the skin.
British Dictionary definitions for permanganate
a salt of permanganic acid
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Scientific definitions for permanganate
A salt of permanganic acid, containing the group MnO4. Permanganates are strong oxidizing agents.
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