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a hypothetical acid, HClO 3 , known only in solution or in the form of its salts.
a strong acid with a pungent smell, known only in solution and in the form of chlorate salts. Formula: HClO3

chloric acid chlo·ric acid (klôr’ĭk)
A strongly oxidizing unstable chlorine acid that exists only in solution and as chlorates.


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