periodic acid

per·​iod·​ic acid | \ ˌpər-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-dik- How to pronounce periodic acid (audio) \

Definition of periodic acid

: any of the strongly oxidizing acids (such as H5IO6 or HIO4) that are the most highly oxidized acids of iodine

First Known Use of periodic acid

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for periodic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary per- + iodic

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“Periodic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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periodic acid

per·​iod·​ic acid | \ ˌpər-(ˌ)ī-ˌäd-ik- How to pronounce periodic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of periodic acid

: any of the strongly oxidizing iodine-containing acids (as H5IO6 or HIO4)

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