- any of a series of acids derived from I2O7 by the addition of water molecules, as HIO4 or H5IO6.
Origin of periodic acid
First recorded in 1830–40
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- any of various oxyacids of iodine containing a greater proportion of oxygen than iodic acid and differing from each other in water content, esp either of the crystalline compounds HIO 4 (metaperiodic acid) and H 5 IO 6 (paraperiodic acid)
Word Origin for periodic acid
C19: from per- + iodic
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- A white, crystalline inorganic acid that contains iodine and is used as an oxidizer.
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