a very dark purple, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KMnO4, used chiefly as an oxidizing agent, disinfectant, laboratory reagent, and in medicine as an astringent and antiseptic.
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How to use potassium permanganate in a sentence
potassium permanganate, however, oxidizes the poison completely.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme
Add a crystal or two of potassium permanganate, and wait till it settles, and examine the sediment for diatoms with a microscope.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
Solutions of potassium permanganate may be kept for a month or so without much change.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
(for unroasted coffee) of 1-percent potassium permanganate and let stand for 15 minutes at room temperature.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
potassium permanganate oxidizes it first to methylfurazane-carboxylic acid and then to furazanedicarboxylic acid.
British Dictionary definitions for potassium permanganate
a dark purple poisonous odourless soluble crystalline solid, used as a bleach, disinfectant, and antiseptic. Formula: KMnO 4: Systematic name: potassium manganate(VII)
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Scientific definitions for potassium permanganate
A dark purple crystalline compound used as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant and in deodorizers and dyes. Chemical formula: KMnO4.
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