potassium permanganate

potassium permanganate
   Dark purple crystals; blue metallic sheen; sweetish astringent taste; odorless. Used as a oxidizer; disinfectant; deodorizer; dye tanning; radioactive decontamination of skin and reagent in analytical chemistry.

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  • Potassium permanganate — Potassium permanganate …   Wikipedia

  • Potassium permanganate — Permanganate Per*man ga*nate, n. (Chem.) A salt of permanganic acid. [1913 Webster] {Potassium permanganate}. (Chem.) See {Potassium permanganate}, under {Potassium}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potassium permanganate — Potassium Po*tas si*um, n. [NL. See {Potassa}, {Potash}.] (Chem.) An Alkali element, occurring abundantly but always combined, as in the chloride, sulphate, carbonate, or silicate, in the minerals sylvite, kainite, orthoclase, muscovite, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potassium permanganate — n a dark purple salt KMnO4 used chiefly as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant * * * a salt of potassium used for disinfecting and cleansing wounds and as a general skin antiseptic. It irritates mucous membranes and is poisonous if taken into the …   Medical dictionary

  • potassium permanganate — n. a dark purple, crystalline compound, KMnO4, used as an oxidizing agent, disinfectant, antiseptic, etc …   English World dictionary

  • potassium permanganate — noun a poisonous salt that forms dark purple crystals and is purple red when dissolved in water; used as an oxidizing and bleaching agent and as a disinfectant and antiseptic • Syn: ↑permanganate of potash • Hypernyms: ↑permanganate * * * noun :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • potassium permanganate — Chameleon Cha*me le*on (k[.a]*m[=e] l[ e]*[u^]n), n. [L. Chamaeleon, Gr. chamaile wn, lit., ground lion; chamai on the ground + le wn lion. See {Humble}, and {Lion}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A lizardlike reptile of the genus {Cham[ae]leo}, of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potassium permanganate — a salt of potassium having antiseptic and astringent properties. Potassium permanganate solution is applied to the skin to treat weeping eczema. It irritates mucous membranes and is poisonous if taken into the body …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • potassium permanganate — kalio permanganatas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KMnO₄ atitikmenys: angl. potassium hypermanganate; potassium permanganate rus. калий марганцовокислый; калия перманганат ryšiai: sinonimas – kalio tetraoksomanganatas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • potassium permanganate — noun KMnO, the most readily available commercial permanganate; it is used as an oxidizing agent both in industry and in the analytical laboratory …   Wiktionary

  • potassium permanganate — noun Date: 1869 a dark purple salt KMnO4 used as an oxidizer and disinfectant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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