Per-acid

peracid

[per-as-id]
noun Chemistry.
an oxyacid, the primary element of which is in its highest possible oxidation state, as perchloric acid, HClO 4 , and permanganic acid, HMnO 4 .

Origin:
1895–1900; per- + acid

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peracid (pɜːrˈæsɪd)
 
n
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
 
peracidity
 
n

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peracid per·ac·id (pûr'ās'ĭd)
n.

  1. Any of various acids containing the peroxy group.

  2. An inorganic acid, such as perchloric acid, containing the largest proportion of oxygen in a series of related acids.

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