periodic acid

[ pur-ahy-od-ik, pur- ]

nounChemistry.
  1. any of a series of acids derived from I2O7 by the addition of water molecules, as HIO4 or H5IO6.

Origin of periodic acid

1
First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for periodic acid

periodic acid

/ (ˌpɜːraɪˈɒdɪk) /


noun
  1. 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)

Origin of periodic acid

1
C19: from per- + iodic

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