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

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“Perchloric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perchloric%20acid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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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

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