2 KMnO4 (aq) + 3 Na2SO3 (aq) + H2O (l) 2 MnO2 (s) + 3 Na2SO4 (aq) + 2 KOH (aq)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 MnVII + 6 e- 2 MnIV (reduction)

3 SIV - 6 e- 3 SVI (oxidation)

KMnO4 is an oxidizing agent, Na2SO3 is a reducing agent.

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
  • Na2SO3Sodium sulfite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Sodium sulphite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Hypo clear (photography) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28, E221 source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28; White crystals or 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

Products:

  • MnO2Manganese oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Manganese(IV) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Manganese dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Pyrolusite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hyperoxide of manganese source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Brown-black solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Black-to-brown powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • Na2SO4
    • Names: Sodium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Sodium sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sulfate of sodium source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid | hygroscopic source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • KOHPotassium hydroxide 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: Caustic potash 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, Lye source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Potash lye source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid, deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Odorless, white or slightly yellow lumps, rods, flakes, sticks, or pellets. [Note: May be used as an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02