Fresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie

, Volume 178, Issue 1, pp 12–19 | Cite as

Low temperature oxidation of oxalic acid with potassium permanganate

  • I. M. Issa
  • A. A. El-Aasser
  • M. M. El-Merzibani


Oxidation of oxalate and oxalic acid with permanganate was studied at ordinary temperature. In the presence of mixtures of Mn2+ and Cu2+ ions the reaction is sufficiently rapid for a visual titration. The end point is attained when a lilac or a faint violet colour appears. A blank experiment is necessary as Cu2+ consumes some permanganate before the end point can be perceived. Other catalysts including Zn2+, Cd2+, Hg2+ and Ag+ ions were tried but were less efficient.


Oxidation Colour Potassium Physical Chemistry Analytical Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Issa
    • 1
  • A. A. El-Aasser
    • 1
  • M. M. El-Merzibani
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt, U.A.R.

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