Definition of perchlorate in English:
A salt or ester of perchloric acid.
- 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.
Definition of perchlorate in:
- US English dictionary
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