|1.||an acid, such as perchloric acid, in which the element forming the acid radical exhibits its highest valency|
|2.||(not in technical usage) peroxo acid, Recommended names: peroxy acid an acid, such as persulphuric acid, that contains the -OOH group|
peracid per·ac·id (pûr'ās'ĭd)
Any of various acids containing the peroxy group.
An inorganic acid, such as perchloric acid, containing the largest proportion of oxygen in a series of related acids.