Question #e3e9a

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Apr 14, 2016

Answer:

It appears to be an oxidation reaction of ferrous oxalate dihydrate by Potassium Permanganate.
Potassium permanganate is a very strong oxidizing agent, oxidizes both the #"Fe"^(2+)# ion and the oxalate ion.

Explanation:

Redox reactions for oxidation of both are shown below:

Oxalate oxidation:
#2"MnO"_4^(-) + 16"H"^+ + 5"C"_2"O"_4^(2-)-> 2"Mn"^(2+) + 8"H"_2"O" + 10"CO"_2#

Iron(II) oxidation:
#"MnO"_4^(-) + 8"H"^+ + 5"Fe"^(2+) -> "Mn"^(2+) + 4"H"_2"O" + 5"Fe"^(3+) #

First the ferrous oxalate dihydrate is dissolved in Sulfuric acid, #"H"_2"SO"_4#