Definition of perchlorate in English:


Line breaks: per|chlor¦ate
Pronunciation: /pəˈklɔːreɪt


  • A salt or ester of perchloric acid.
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    • 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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