ammonium perchlorate


Definition of ammonium perchlorate

: a crystalline salt NH4ClO4 used chiefly as an oxidizer in explosives, in fireworks, and solid propellant systems for rockets

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First Known Use of ammonium perchlorate

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammonium perchlorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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