Definition of perchloric acid in English:

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perchloric acid

Pronunciation: /pərˌklôrik ˈasid/


A fuming toxic liquid with powerful oxidizing properties.
  • Chemical formula: HClO4.
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.

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Syllabification: per·chlo·ric ac·id

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