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  • adj. Describing compounds containing the most highly oxidized state of chlorine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HClO4), of chlorine; -- called also hyperchloric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid (HClO4), a syrupy liquid obtained by decomposing potassium perchlorate by means of sulphuric acid.


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  • Analysis of both lactate and pyruvate in blood is carried out on a specimen of blood, which has been pre-treated with perchloric acid.

    Metabolic Disease Lab

  • Cerebrospinal fluid, in most cases, can simply be collected and subsequently frozen without perchloric acid treatment.

    Metabolic Disease Lab

  • A colleague of mine once heated a mixture of perchloric acid and soap in a test tube once - the results were very loud and spectacular.

    Gummi Bear Surprise

  • The perchloric acid filched from the chemistry lab at the high school is intact; in another barrel is the sawdust.

    My Sister’s Keeper

  • To extract protein-rich cells, they heated the sludge at high temperature and the resulting material was dipped in nitric acid, perchloric acid, citric acid or hydrochloric acid.

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  • One half of the core was sampled and assayed using aqua regia digestion with AAS determination for gold, and hydrochloric/perchloric (HCl/HClO4) digestion with ICP-MS determination for copper, molybdenum, silver, zinc, lead and others (a total of 35 elements).

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  • Striata were homogenized in 50 volumes of ice-cold 0.2 N perchloric acid containing 0.2 mM sodium disulphide and 0.45 mM EDTA.

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  • Perchlorate, a type of salt derived from perchloric acid, has been found in drinking water in at least 35 states. - News

  • On Earth, perchlorates - salts derived from perchloric acid - are used in solid rocket fuel, fireworks and airbags.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Perchlorates occur both naturally and through manufacturing and are the salts derived from perchloric acid (HClO4).


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