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    Does methane reacts with kmno4
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    (Original post by Tyne1ff)
    Does methane reacts with kmno4
    What are your thoughts?

    What has your research on the Interwebs yielded?
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    I did an experiment , but it only got dark brown, I wonder why?
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    Finally found the answer (it wasn't easy):

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Does+methane+reacts+with+kmno4
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    (Original post by RedGiant)
    Finally found the answer (it wasn't easy):

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Does+methane+reacts+with+kmno4
    Use the shorten link option, it is much more fun.
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    (Original post by Tyne1ff)
    I did an experiment , but it only got dark brown, I wonder why?
    You used alkaline KMnO4, didn't you?
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    (Original post by Tyne1ff)
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    I guess you haven't done electrode potentials, yet. But if you have look up the values for MnO4- reduction under acidic and alkaline conditions and compare them to the value for the oxidation of CH4.

    Or, I could tell you that MnO2(s) gives it that colour.
 
 
 
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