Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

periodic acid

play
noun per·iod·ic acid \ˌpər-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-dik-\

Definition of periodic acid

  1. :  any of the strongly oxidizing acids (as H5IO6 or HIO4) that are the most highly oxidized acids of iodine



Origin of periodic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary per- + iodic


First Known Use: 1836


Medical Dictionary

periodic acid

play
noun per·iod·ic acid \ˌpər-(ˌ)ī-ˌäd-ik-\

Medical Definition of periodic acid

  1. :  any of the strongly oxidizing iodine-containing acids (as H5IO6 or HIO4)




Learn More about periodic acid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "periodic acid"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up periodic acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to dishevel or rumple

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce perplex soothe disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ