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chlorate Line breaks: chlor|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːreɪt/

Definition of chlorate in English:


A salt or ester of chloric acid.
Example sentences
  • Inorganic anions used as the model anions were sulfate, fluoride, chloride, bromide, nitrite, nitrate, chlorate, iodide, thiocyanate, and perchlorate, used as their sodium salts.
  • Flasks and bottles full of nitrates and sulphides and chlorates and acetone, labelled in English and Arabic, lay on dirty tables.
  • Some used gelatine sticks while others used a home-made explosive compound of ammonium nitrate, potassium chlorate, sulphuric acid and sugar - chemicals available over the counter in most major cities.
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