Manganese dioxide

Manganese oxide is any of a variety of manganese oxides and hydroxides and is an inorganic compound with the formula MnO. This blackish or brown solid occurs naturally as the mineral pyrolusite, which is the main ore of manganese and a component of manganese nodules. The principal use for MnO2 is for dry-cell batteries, such as the alkaline battery and the zinc-carbon battery.

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