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Manganese dioxide

Manganese dioxide, also known as manganese(IV) oxide, is a chemical compound of manganese and oxygen. It contains manganese in the +4 oxidation state. Its chemical formula is MnO2. It is black and powdery. It is used in alkaline batteries and Leclanche batteries. It is found naturally as the mineral pyrolusite.

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