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perborate

Line breaks: per|bor¦ate
Pronunciation: /pəˈbɔːreɪt
 
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Definition of perborate in English:

noun

Chemistry
A salt which is an oxidized borate containing a peroxide linkage, especially a sodium salt of this kind used as a bleach: one of the common peroxide bleaches, perborate, produces boron when it breaks down [count noun]: it is obtained by action of acids on hydrated barium dioxide or from perborates
More example sentences
  • Sodium chlorite, hypochlorite, perborate, and peroxide are used to bleach paper, cotton, and rayon.
  • Of the peroxy type bleaches, sodium perborate is the least expensive.
  • These solid bleaches contain ingredients like perborate or percarbonate - compounds that react in water to release hydrogen peroxide.

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