C2H2 (g) + 2 KMnO4 (aq) + 4 H2SO4 (aq) 2 CO2 (g) + 2 MnSO4 (aq) + 2 KHSO4 (aq) + 4 H2O (l)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 MnVII + 10 e- 2 MnII (reduction)

2 C-I - 10 e- 2 CIV (oxidation)

KMnO4 is an oxidizing agent, C2H2 is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • C2H2Acetylene source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Ethyne source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Ethine source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, HC#CH source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, [CH(CH)] source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless gas dissolved in acetone under pressure source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless gas with a faint, ethereal odor. [Note: Commercial grade has a garlic-like odor. Shipped under pressure dissolved in acetone.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • KMnO4Potassium manganate(VII) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Potassium permanganate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Chameleon mineral source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Condy's crystals source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Purplish-bronze-gray needles | magenta–rose in solution source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Dark purple crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2SO4Sulfuric acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Oil of vitriol source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sulfuric acid, concentrated (> 51% and < 100%) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, H2SO4 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless oily hygroscopic liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless to dark-brown, oily, odorless liquid. [Note: Pure compound is a solid below 51°F. Often used in an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • CO2
    • Names: Carbon dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, CO2 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Carbonic acid gas source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless compressed liquefied gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless gas. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Solid form is utilized as dry ice.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • MnSO4Manganese(II) sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: MnSO4 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Manganese sulfate anhydrous source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Manganese sulphate source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White crystals (anhydrous) | pale pink solid (hydrates) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • KHSO4Potassium hydrogen sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Potassium bisulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Potassium acid sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Potassium Hydrogen Sulphate source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless-to-white hygroscopic crystals or crystalline powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27