Definition of perchloric acid in English:

perchloric acid

Syllabification: per·chlo·ric ac·id
Pronunciation: /pərˌklôrik ˈasid
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A fuming toxic liquid with powerful oxidizing properties.
    • Chemical formula: HClO4
    More example sentences
    • The term superacids was introduced into the chemical literature in 1927 by James Conant and Norris Hall to describe solutions of sulfuric or perchloric acid in glacial acetic acid.
    • Simultaneously, hydrogen ions are produced, which react with the perchlorate ions making perchloric acid.
    • The concentrations of the phospholipids were determined by phosphate assay subsequent to total digestion by perchloric acid.

Derivatives

perchlorate

noun
More example sentences
  • Simultaneously, hydrogen ions are produced, which react with the perchlorate ions making perchloric acid.
  • Potassium perchlorate is the oxidizing agent used to set off fireworks.
  • Ammonium perchlorate (an oxidizer) accounts for 70% of the solid propellant in the shuttle's booster rockets because it generates so much gas when burning.

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