ammonium perchlorate

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammonium perchlorate was in 1872

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“Ammonium perchlorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20perchlorate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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