Reaction of concentrated HCl and potassium manganate to make chlorine gas

Any ideas what a reaction like this would cause?

Potassium Manganate + Concentrated hydrochloric acid ...

It may seem rather stupid, but this was basically in a research assignment and therefore I haven't done the appropriate topic yet.

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I just want to be clear that this is manganate and not permanganate

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Well I handed it in before hand and I had an argument with her because I couldn't really find anything to do with manganate, just permanganate. It says manganate.

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I have never seent it react with just acid. I have seen it in redox reactions where Manganate in cobinatino with H+ makes Mg+2 and H20 , but other wise I just think the manganate is protonated.

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ChemTutor wrote:

I have never seent it react with just acid. I have seen it in redox reactions where Manganate in cobinatino with H+ makes Mg+2 and H20 , but other wise I just think the manganate is protonated.

No wonder I was so confused, the question was wrong; it states that it creates chlorine gas, but I had  to determine what the reaction was to determine the purpose of other chemicals in the apparatus to produce chlorine gas.

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that makes more sense. did you get it yet?

you are looking for a redox reaction where manganate and H+ are in one half reaction

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I shall research redox and half reactions then, thanks for the help.

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i am not sure how it would create chlorine gas ill think about it some more

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i am not sure how it would create chlorine gas ill think about it some more

Well, the reason that I have a belief that the question is wrong is that it is an assignment, and the teacher is rather clumsy. Secondly, later within the textbook (which we aren't up to), it outlines an extremely similar experiment, except with potassium permanganate; it undergoes the exact same process in the apparatus. Now, really I only registered here because I suspected that it was wrong, but it is quite hard to prove the negative without having done the appropriate topics first.