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perchloric

[ per-klawr-ik, -klohr- ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. of or derived from perchloric acid.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of perchloric1

First recorded in 1810–20; per- + chloric

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Example Sentences

Further concentration leads to decomposition, with evolution of oxygen and formation of perchloric acid.

Perchloric acid is best prepared by distilling potassium perchlorate with concentrated sulphuric acid.

The alkaloid gives a fine magenta colour with perchloric acid.

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perchlorateperchloric acid