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Manganese Redox Chemistry Revisited

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Science  29 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5795, pp. 1896-1897
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133496

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Summary

Manganese in natural oxygen-poor waters can persist in a3 oxidation state, a state previously seen only in the lab, necessitating a major revision of the current understanding of manganese aqueous geochemistry.