Chemical Equation Balancer CH3OH + KMnO4 = HCOOH + KOH + MnO2 + H2O

Balanced Chemical Equation

3CH3OH + 4KMnO4 = 3HCOOH + 4KOH + 4MnO2 + H2O

Reaction Information

Methanol + Potassium Permanganate = Formic Acid + Potassium Hydroxide + Manganese Dioxide + Water
  • Methanol (CH3OH)
  • Potassium Permanganate (KMnO4)
  • Formic Acid (HCOOH)
    Methanoic Acid
  • Potassium Hydroxide (KOH)
  • Manganese Dioxide (MnO2)
    Manganese(iv) Oxide (manganese Dioxide) Pyrolusite
  • Water (H2O)


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