2 KMnO4 (aq) + 5 (COOH)2 (aq) + 3 H2SO4 (aq) K2SO4 (aq) + 2 MnSO4 (aq) + 8 H2O (l) + 10 CO2 (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 MnVII + 10 e- 2 MnII (reduction)

10 CIII - 10 e- 10 CIV (oxidation)

KMnO4 is an oxidizing agent, (COOH)2 is a reducing agent.

This is a gas evolution reaction, CO2 is the formed gas.

Reactants:

  • 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
  • (COOH)2Oxalic acid 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, Ethanedioic acid 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: Wood bleach source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Oxalic acid dihydrate source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, H2ox source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White crystals source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Hygroscopic colourless crystals or white powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless powder or granular solid. [Note: The anhydrous form (COOH)2 is an odorless, white solid.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • 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:

  • K2SO4
    • Names: Potassium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Potassium sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Dipotassium sulfate source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless-to-white crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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