permanganate etymology

English word permanganate comes from English manganate ((chemistry) Any compound containing the ion MnO42-.), English per-

Detailed word origin of permanganate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
manganate English (eng) (chemistry) Any compound containing the ion MnO42-.
per- English (eng) (non-productive) Denoting the sense "by" or "per", as in perchance or perhaps. (chemistry) Added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of atoms of that element (usually four).. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.. (non-productive) In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense [...]
permanganate English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) any salt of permanganic acid: they are purple crystalline solids, mostly soluble in water, and are strong oxidizing agents. (inorganic chemistry) potassium permanganate.

Words with the same origin as permanganate

Descendants of per-
benzole peroxide mercury perchloride orthoperiodate orthoperiodic perchlorate perfluorinated perfluoro perfluoroalkoxy perfluoroisobutene perfluorooctanoic acid perhydrate perhydro periodic periodo pernitrate perorate peroxide perradial persulfate persulfide perusal peruse plumbic peroxide potassium permanganate