In this experiment, we're going to get Mn2O3 (manganese(III) oxide) from MnO2 (manganese(IV) dioxide). Mn2O3 forms brightly red or a dark red colored crystal. It is used in Li-ion batteries, since (in a form of a crystal) it conducts electricity (much like MnO2).
There isn't really much to say about this compound; it's practically useless, although MnO2 has wide use.
For this experiment, we're going to need 200g of MnO2
Any kind of a blowtorch.
Something to put the MnO2 in (it needs to withstand heat). Over here, I used a copper plate.
A gas mask (optional).
Place the MnO2 into your plate
ATTENTION: If you are easily grossed out, put on a gas mask. MnO2 smells foul when burning. Turn on your blowtorch and apply the flame to MnO2 for about 45 seconds.
After you have applied the flame for 45 seconds, let the compound cool down. Even now you'll see red colored pieces of Mn2O3
Repeat the process until the content in the plate has turned completely red.
ATTENTION 2: When most of the MnO2 has turned to Mn2O3, the smell will become horrid (it'll smell of vomit and gunpowder), so I really advise you at least put your shirt over your nose.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades