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|Molar mass||277.9493 g/mol|
|Melting point||140 °C (284 °F; 413 K) (decomposes, tetrahydrate)|
|Solubility in water||tetrahydrate:
331 g/100 mL (14 °C)
338 g/100 mL (25 °C)
|Solubility||soluble in ammonium hydroxide
decomposes in alcohol
|Other cations||Sodium permanganate
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
|(what is: / ?)|
Calcium permanganate is an oxidizing agent. It consists of the metal calcium and two permanganate ions. It is noncombustible, but, being a strong oxidizing agent, it will accelerate the burning of combustible material. If the combustible material is finely divided, the resulting mixture may be explosive. Contact with liquid combustible materials may result in spontaneous ignition. Contact with sulfuric acid may cause fires or explosions. Mixtures with acetic acid or acetic anhydride can explode if not kept cold. Explosions can occur when mixtures of calcium permanganate and sulfuric acid come into contact with benzene, carbon disulfide, diethyl ether, ethyl alcohol, petroleum, or other organic matter.
It is believed to help whiten teeth.
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