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perborate

[per-bawr-eyt, -bohr-] /pərˈbɔr eɪt, -ˈboʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt of perboric acid, as sodium perborate, NaBO 3 ⋅4H 2 O, used for bleaching, disinfecting, etc.
Also, peroxyborate.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; per- + borate
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  • Another traditional bleaching agent, sodium perborate may present both human health and ecological concerns.
  • The borates are also generally added, often in the form of sodium perborate.
  • Reoxidation is commonly done with sodium dichromate, acetic acid, sodium perborate or hydrogen peroxide.
British Dictionary definitions for perborate

perborate

/pəˈbɔːreɪt/
noun
1.
any of certain salts derived, or apparently derived, from perboric acid. Perborates are used as bleaches in washing powders See sodium perborate
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