What is Baeyer's reagent?


Baeyer’s reagent is an alkaline solution of cold potassium permanganate(KMNO4) of violet colour solution. It is a strong oxidizing agent. As this solution interacts with a double bond compound the colour disappears and becomes colourless.

Properties of KMNO4

Few properties of KNMO4 are,

  • It dissolves in water to give intensely pink or purple solutions.
  • On evaporation, it leaves prismatic purplish-black glistening crystals.

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