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A colorless, corrosive liquid, HClO4, explosively unstable under some conditions, that is a powerful oxidant used as a catalyst and in explosives.
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless syrupy oxyacid of chlorine containing a greater proportion of oxygen than chloric acid. It is a powerful oxidizing agent and is used as a laboratory reagent. Formula: HClO4. Systematic name: chloric(VII) acid
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A clear, colorless liquid, HClO4, that is very corrosive and, under some conditions, extremely explosive. It is a powerful oxidant and is used as a catalyst and in explosives.
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|Noun||1.||perchloric acid - a powerful oxidizing agent; forms perchlorates|
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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