Turning 'red wine' into 'water'

Description

A solution of acidified potassium permanganate (‘red wine’) is poured into a set of glasses previously laced with small amounts of colourless solutions. The ‘wine’ turns to ‘water’, ‘milk’, ‘raspberry milk shake’ and ‘fizzy lemonade’.

Type of Activity

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demonstration

Audience

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Teacher

Age Group

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11 to 18 years

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology .