percarbonic acid

per·​carbonic acid | \ ¦pər, ¦per+...- \

Definition of percarbonic acid

: any of three peroxy acids derived from carbonic acid and known only in the form of their salts and esters especially : the peroxy-di-carbonic acid H2C2O6

called also peroxycarbonic acid

not used systematically

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per- + carbonic

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“Percarbonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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