What happens when you mix glycerin and potassium permanganate?

As the glycerin comes in contact with the potassium permanganate, the oxidizing properties of the permanganate ion come into play with the glycerin. The oxidation of the glycerin is very exothermic and after a few seconds the released heat causes the glycerin to also ignite and burst into flame and release smoke.

What experiments can be done with potassium permanganate?

Potassium Permanganate Experiments

  • Oxidation of Glycerin by Potassium Permanganate. This experiment demonstrates an exothermic release of energy in the form of heat from the ensuing reaction.
  • Potassium Permanganate Diffusion in Water.
  • Making Potassium Permanganate.

What is the industrial use of potassium permanganate?

Potassium permanganate is an excellent oxidizing agent employed in waste treatment, aquaculture, metal processing, chemical manufacturing & processing, and air & gas purification. It is also used as a bleaching and coloring agent in tanning and textile industries.

How is potassium permanganate prepared commercially?

Potassium permanganate is commercially prepared by mixing solution of KOH and powdered manganese oxide, with oxidizing agents like potassium chlorate. The mixture is boiled evaporated and the residue is heated in iron pans until it has acquired a pasty consistency.

How does the blue bottle experiment work?

An alkaline solution of glucose acts as a reducing agent and reduces added methylene blue from a blue to a colourless form. Shaking the solution raises the concentration of oxygen in the mixture and this oxidises the methylene blue back to its blue form.

What is the price of potassium permanganate?

The price of 26% Potassium Permanganate products is between ₹160 – ₹190 per Kg.

What type of chemical reaction is the blue bottle experiment?

redox chemical reaction
The blue bottle experiment is a color-changing redox chemical reaction. An aqueous solution containing glucose, sodium hydroxide, methylene blue is prepared in a closed bottle containing some air.