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perchloric acid

Syllabification: per·chlo·ric ac·id
Pronunciation: /pərˌklôrik ˈasid
 
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Definition of perchloric acid in English:

noun

Chemistry
A fuming toxic liquid with powerful oxidizing properties.
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

1
noun
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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