Sodium manganate

Sodium manganate is the inorganic compound with the formula Na2MnO4. This deep green solid is a rarely encountered analogue of the related salt K2MnO4. Sodium manganate is rare because it cannot be readily prepared from the oxidation of manganese dioxide and sodium hydroxide. Instead this oxidation stops at the level of Na3MnO4, and this Mn(V) salt is unstable in solution.[1] Sodium manganate can be produced by reduction of sodium permanganate under basic conditions:

4 NaOH + 4NaMnO4 → 4 Na2MnO4 + 2 H2O + O2
Sodium manganate
Molar mass 164.914 g·mol−1
Appearance deep green solid
Related compounds
Related compounds
Barium manganate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Because NaMnO4 is difficult to prepare, sodium permanganate is more expensive than potassium permanganate.


  1. Arno H. Reidies (2002). "Manganese Compounds". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a16_123.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
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