# Will methylated spirit dissolve iodine? Will it dissolve sodium chloride or potassium permanganate?

Sodium chloride will have very limited solubility in ethyl alcohol. Iodine will have some solubility. $K M n {O}_{4}$ will probably (possibly) react with the ethyl alcohol (how?); it certainly would if the mixture were acidified - this is the basis of a quite spectacular experiment. Ask your lecturer to perform it.