Definition of chloric acid in English:

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chloric acid

Pronunciation: /ˌklɔːrɪk ˈasɪd/


[mass noun] Chemistry
1A colourless liquid acid with strong oxidizing properties.
  • Chemical formula: HClO3.
Example sentences
  • Here the two reservoir substances chloric acid and chloride nitrate can react with each other and set free chloride atoms and nitric acid.
  • Thus, if the calorimetric determination of Method B seemed attractive but one wished to avoid chloric acid digestion, an ashing procedure such as in Method E could be adapted to it.
  • All of this is to justify why NaClO 3 is merely sodium chlorate while HClO 3 gets the exalted name of chloric acid.
1.1Any acid containing chlorine and oxygen.
Example sentences
  • The solid manganese dioxide is then separated from the chloric acid solution containing zinc ions.
  • Crystal sodium chlorate from the generator and make-up sodium chlorate are passed through electrolysis cells to produce chloric acid to replace the sulfuric acid feed to the R8 and R11 processes.


Early 19th century: chloric from chlorine + -ic.

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