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What is the reaction of alkene with cold OH /KMnO4 ?

What is the reaction of alkene with cold OH /KMnO4 ?

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Sunil Kumar FP
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8 years ago
reaction of alkene with coldOH/KMnO4
Manganate(VII) ions are a strong oxidising agent, and in the first instance oxidise ethene to ethane-1,2-diol (old name: ethylene glycol).
From the above it is clear that ,in place of double bond put 2-OH group and diol will be formed

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