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peracid

[per-as-id] /pərˈæs ɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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 of peracid
1895-1900
1895-1900; per- + acid
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  • Applications of the peracid mediated oxidation of alcohols.
British Dictionary definitions for peracid

peracid

/pɜːrˈæsɪd/
noun
1.
an acid, such as perchloric acid, in which the element forming the acid radical exhibits its highest valency
2.
(not in technical usage) an acid, such as persulphuric acid, that contains the -OOH group Recommended names peroxo acid, peroxy acid
Derived Forms
peracidity (ˌpɛrəˈsɪdɪtɪ) noun
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peracid in Medicine

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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