KMnO4: Potassium permanganate NFT - The Periodic Table NFT (Contest)

KMnO4: Potassium permanganate NFT - The Periodic Table NFT (Contest)


Potassium permanganate is the inorganic compound with the formula KMnO4. Under normal conditions it is a crystalline solid with a typical dark purple color. In this compound the manganese is in the oxidation state +7. It is a very strong oxidant, an important industrial product. In 2008, around 50,000 tons were produced.

Potassium permanganate was first obtained in 1659 by Johann Rudolph Glauber. He described in his treatise Dess Teutschlands Wohlfahrt the fusion of a mixture of pyrolusite (manganese dioxide mineral, MnO2) and potassium carbonate; the purple material obtained, once dissolved in water, gave a solution that changed color over time from blue to red to green. Various other scientists observed similar color variations, and the compound was called mineral chameleon, without being able to clarify the reason for this behavior. Only in 1830-1832 did Eilhard Mitscherlich determine the formulas of potassium manganate and permanganate. In the 1850s, the London chemist Henry Bollmann Condy sold permanganate solutions for disinfectant uses, patenting them under the name Condy fluid. From 1862, potassium permanganate was commercialized on a large scale, quickly becoming an important industrial product.

The uses of potassium permanganate are related to its oxidizing properties, taking advantage of the fact that after use the permanganate leaves no toxic residues.
The main use of potassium permanganate is in water treatments. In drinking water it is used to remove iron, manganese and halogenated organic compounds. In waste water it removes hydrogen sulfide and other toxic and polluting organic compounds.

Potassium permanganate is one of the drugs considered essential by the World Health Organization. It is used to treat various basic skin lesions such as ringworm, impetigo, pemphigus, superficial wounds, dermatitis and tropical ulcers. It is also used to control fish parasites.

Being a strong oxidant KMnO4 is widely used in analytical chemistry in redox titrations (permanganatometry). The purple color of the MnO4− ion disappears when the color change is reached, making the use of an indicator superfluous. A particularly well-known example is the determination of the Kubel oxidability of a water sample.

Potassium permanganate has various other uses, including the surface treatment of steels, the engraving of rubber and plastics, and the bleaching of textiles.

Johann Rudolph Glauber

Johann Rudolph Glauber was born in 1604 in Karlstadt, the son of a barber. The family was very large and was soon orphaned; in his hometown he probably attended a Latin school and completed a course as a pharmacist. He himself said that he was happy not to have had to work hard in university studies, and to have instead learned with experience. He lived and worked in many cities, including Vienna, Salzburg, Gießen, Wertheim

Glauber is best known for his contributions to inorganic chemistry; he was one of the first chemists who managed to make a living from his profession, thanks to the chemicals he developed with his research. In this sense Glauber was one of the founders of modern industrial chemistry. He was also a forerunner of chemical engineering, improving chemical processes and chemical equipment, especially furnaces and stills. In this way he was the first to isolate many chemical compounds.

Johann Rudolph Glauber is the celebrity chosen for the second NFT of the celebrity series

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The contest

For the end of the year we have decided to raise the bar a little. The potassium permanganate formula requires various elements. To make this molecule 6 elements are required in your portfolio:

  • 1 NFT of Potassium (19 - K)
  • 1 NFT of Manganese (25 - Mn)
  • 4 NFT of Oxygen (8 - O)

Luckily you can get help from its inventor: Johann Rudolph Glauber. Having Glauber's NFT portfolio in your portfolio will allow you to have advantages on the necessary elements.
Alternative solution 1:

  • 1 NFT of Potassium (19 - K)
  • 1 NFT of Manganese (25 - Mn)
  • 1 NFT of Oxygen (8 - O)
  • 1 NFT of Glauber (celebrity)

Alternative solution 2:

  • 1 NFT of Potassium (19 - K)
  • 2 NFT of Oxygen (8 - O)
  • 1 NFT of Glauber (celebrity)

Glauber's NFT will be released in the next few days. A part will be sent to those who have not been winners in the giveaway draws of the last days and a part will be donated on Telegram and Discord. When? Where? We don't know.

There will be no Glauber's NFT giveaway.

The contest deadline is set for January 7, 2021 at 16:00 CEST. All WAX wallets included in the comments of this article will be verified. It is better to insert the comment immediately and then start the search for the elements and / or celebrities. If you don't have the items in your portfolio, you can:

  • buy items on the market (I release a few elements every day at low prices)
  • arrange a loan with a friend

The supply of the new molecule will be given by the number of winners + 20 NFTs to be gradually added to the market.

A service note: the Manganese element and Santa Claus gifts will be distributed by January 1st.

The Periodic Table NFT project

The Periodic Table NFT project aims to raise awareness of chemical elements in a modern key, basing the approach on blockchain and Non Fungible Token.
Day after day it will be possible to know the single elements that make up the table, to collect curiosities about each of them and about the table in general.
We are working to be able to learn, in a playful way, also what happens by combining the various elements.
The whole project is based on the collection of NFTs that can be bought on the site https://wax.atomichub.io/market?collection_name=periodicelem&order=desc&sort=created&symbol=WAX or by participating in simple giveaways published on publish0x.

Elements released

  • #1 Hydrogen (max supply 200)
  • #2 Helium (max supply 200)
  • #3 Lithium (max supply 200)
  • #4 Beryllium (max supply 99)
  • #5 Boron (max supply 99)
  • #6 Carbon (max supply 200)
  • #7 Nitrogen (max supply 200)
  • #8 Oxygen (max supply 299)
  • #9 Fluorine (max supply 149)
  • #10 Neon (max supply 200)
  • #11 Sodium (max supply 299)
  • #12 Magnesium (max supply 99)
  • #13 Aluminiun (max supply 299)
  • #14 Silicon (max supply 200)
  • #15 Phosphorus (max supply 200)
  • #16 Sulfur (max supply 200)
  • #17 Chlorine (max supply 299)
  • #18 Argon (max supply 149)
  • #19 Potassium (max supply 249)
  • #20 Calcium (max supply 200)
  • #21 Scandium (max supply 99)
  • #22 Titanium (max supply 200)
  • #23 Vanadium (max supply 149)
  • #24 Chromium (max supply 200)
  • #25 Manganese (max supply 200)
  • #26 Iron (max supply 299)
  • #27 Cobalt (max supply 200)

Molecule released

  • H2O - Water (max supply 37)
  • NaCl - Salt (max supply 64)
  • CaC2 - Calcium carbide (max supply 46)

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Periodic Table Of Elements - NFT
Periodic Table Of Elements - NFT

The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. Each of us has a good memory of the school period. The periodic table of the elements was certainly a part of our journey. The time has come to retrace each element and collect the most exciting ones.

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