Formation of Carbon from Carbohydrate


Sulfuric acid has a very high affinity for water. It is shown to dehydrate a carbohydrate (sucrose) forming carbon. Sulfuric acid is reduced to sulfur dioxide, which bleaches a rose petal. In a second experiment, the sulfur dioxide reduces purple permanganate to nearly colorless manganese(II).
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With a Rose Petal   
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With Permanganate   
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Dehydration of Sucrose with Sulfuric Acid   
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Reaction of Sugar with Sulfuric Acid (Formation of Carbon from Carbohydrate)   
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