Why does cyclohexane not react with potassium permanganate?
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Likewise, people ask, does cyclohexene react with potassium permanganate?
Aqueous potassium permanganate reacts with cyclohexene to form a variety of products including cis-l,2-cyclohexane- diol. The yield of the latter product is markedly enhanced by turbulent stirring (1).
Likewise, which will not react with KMnO4? When a purple solution of the oxidizing agent KMnO4 is added to an alkene, the alkene is oxidized to a diol and the KMnO4 is converted to brown MnO2. Thus, if the purple color changes to brown in this reaction, it is a positive reaction. Alkanes and aromatic compounds do not react with potassium permanganate.
Secondly, why do alkanes not react with potassium permanganate?
✓ Potassium permanganate does not react with alkanes because they are saturated (single bonds which are all taken). ✓When it is added to alkanes the purple color does not change. indicates a positive test for unsaturation.
What happens when cyclohexane is mixed with potassium permanganate solution?
Cyclohexane does not react with potassium permanganate in any appreciable manner, regardless of pH, temperature or concentration. While toluene does (creating benzoic acid), it has very low solubility in water. This is normally done under reflux conditions.