Compare A Color Change From Purple To Brown And The Formation Of Precipitate

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In the experiment, a color change from purple to brown and the formation of precipitate was observed when butan-1-ol, and butan-2-ol reacted with potassium permanganate. This indicated that a chemical reaction had occurred. A color change, or a precipitate was not observed for 2-methlypropan-2-ol, therefore a chemical reaction had not happened. When all three alcohols reacted with hydrochloric acid, alkyl halides were formed. This was confirmed by the cloudy mixture that was formed because alkyl halides are only slightly soluble in
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