potassium permanganate

potassium permanganate

noun Chemistry.
a very dark purple, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KMnO 4 , used chiefly as an oxidizing agent, disinfectant, laboratory reagent, and in medicine as an astringent and antiseptic.

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1865–70

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potassium permanganate
 
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Systematic name: potassium manganate(VII) a dark purple poisonous odourless soluble crystalline solid, used as a bleach, disinfectant, and antiseptic. Formula: KMnO4

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potassium permanganate n.
A dark purple crystalline compound used as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant and in deodorizers and dyes.

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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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