peracetic acid

per·ace·tic acid

noun \ˌpər-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\

Definition of PERACETIC ACID

: a corrosive toxic strongly oxidizing unstable pungent liquid acid C2H4O3 used chiefly in a solution in acetic acid or an inert solvent in bleaching, in organic synthesis, and as a fungicide and disinfectant

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