percarbonic acid

noun
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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History and Etymology for percarbonic acid

per- + carbonic

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“Percarbonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percarbonic%20acid. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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