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noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, syrupy hygroscopic liquid, HClO 4 , an acid of chlorine containing one more oxygen atom than chloric acid: used chiefly as a reagent in analytical chemistry.
a colourless syrupy oxyacid of chlorine containing a greater proportion of oxygen than chloric acid. It is a powerful oxidizing agent and is used as a laboratory reagent. Formula: HClO4 Systematic name chloric(VII) acid

perchloric acid per·chlo·ric acid (pər-klôr’ĭk)
A clear colorless liquid that is the highest in oxygen content of the series of chlorine acids and is a powerful oxidant used as a catalyst.
perchloric acid
A clear, colorless liquid that is very corrosive and, under some conditions, extremely explosive. It is a powerful oxidant and is used as a catalyst and in explosives. Chemical formula: HClO4.


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