a hypothetical acid, HClO3, known only in solution or in the form of its salts.
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How to use chloric acid in a sentence
This releases chloric acid, which, being an extremely powerful antiseptic, kills the bacteria to which the ulcers are due.
The aqueous solution can be concentrated in vacuo over sulphuric acid until it contains 40% of chloric acid.
Hydrochloric acid, sulphuretted hydrogen and sulphurous acid are rapidly oxidized by chloric acid.
Chlorates may be prepared by dissolving the hydrate or oxide in chloric acid, and crystallising.
The aqueous solution undergoes gradual decomposition, yielding chloric acid and chlorine.
British Dictionary definitions for chloric acid
a strong acid with a pungent smell, known only in solution and in the form of chlorate salts. Formula: HClO 3
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