Origin of peracid
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- an acid, such as perchloric acid, in which the element forming the acid radical exhibits its highest valency
- (not in technical usage) an acid, such as persulphuric acid, that contains the -OOH groupRecommended names: peroxo acid, peroxy acid
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- Any of various acids containing the peroxy group.
- An inorganic acid, such as perchloric acid, containing the largest proportion of oxygen in a series of related acids.
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