peracetic acid


per·​ace·​tic acid ˌpər-ə-ˌsēt-ik- How to pronounce peracetic acid (audio)
: a corrosive toxic strongly oxidizing unstable pungent liquid acid C2H4O3 used chiefly in a solution in acetic acid or an inert solvent in bleaching, in organic synthesis, and as a fungicide and disinfectant

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“Peracetic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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