permanganate

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The anionic univalent group MnO4 derived from permanganic acid or a compound containing this group, all of which are strong oxidizing agents.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound of permanganic acid with a base.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of permanganic acid.
  • noun (Chem.) See Potassium permanganate, under Potassium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun inorganic chemistry any salt of permanganic acid, they are purple crystalline solids, mostly soluble in water; they are strong oxidizing agents
  • noun inorganic chemistry potassium permanganate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[permangan(ic acid) + –ate.]

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From per- +‎ manganate

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