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Baeyer’s reagent is (A) Alkaline potassium permanganate (B) Acidified potassium permanganate (C) Neutral potassium permanganate (D) Alkaline potassium manganate

Baeyer’s reagent is
(A) Alkaline potassium permanganate (B) Acidified potassium permanganate
(C) Neutral potassium permanganate (D) Alkaline potassium manganate

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Saurabh Koranglekar
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2 years ago
Vikas TU
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2 years ago
Baeyer's reagent is an alkaline solution of cold potassium permanganate, which is a powerful oxidant making this a redox reaction. Reaction with double or triple bonds (-C=C- or -C≡C-) in an organic material causes the color to fade from purplish-pink to brown. It is a syn addition reaction.

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