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The pink color of acidified permanganate is decolorized and a yellow-orange toluene...

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spock4 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted August 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM via web

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The pink color of acidified permanganate is decolorized and a yellow-orange toluene layer is obtained 

Q: Give the correct formula of the ion that shows the following results

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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 17, 2012 at 1:20 AM (Answer #1)

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If the pink colur permangonate is decolurized that means the permanganate is reduced to `Mn^(2+)` .

The yellow -orange toluene layer is obtained when `Br_2` is added to a non-polar solution like toluene.

So Br should be oxidized when permanganate was added.

Therefore the ion is `Br^-`

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