perchloric acid

noun
per·​chlo·​ric acid | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈklȯr-ik- How to pronounce perchloric acid (audio) \

Definition of perchloric acid

: a fuming corrosive strong acid HClO4 that is the most highly oxidized acid of chlorine and a powerful oxidizing agent when heated

First Known Use of perchloric acid

1817, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about perchloric acid

Statistics for perchloric acid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for perchloric acid

The first known use of perchloric acid was in 1817

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for perchloric acid

perchloric acid

noun
per·​chlo·​ric acid | \ (ˌ)pər-ˌklōr-ik-, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce perchloric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of perchloric acid

: a fuming corrosive strong acid HClO4 that is the highest oxyacid of chlorine and a powerful oxidizing agent when heated

More from Merriam-Webster on perchloric acid

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about perchloric acid

Comments on perchloric acid

What made you want to look up perchloric acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!