from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear colorless liquid, HClO4, explosively unstable under some conditions, that is a powerful oxidant used as a catalyst and in explosives.
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- n. A clear colourless liquid; a strong acid and a violent, sometimes explosive, oxidizing agent
- n. HClO4, the oxyacid of chlorine in which chlorine has the highest oxidation number
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- n. a powerful oxidizing agent; forms perchlorates
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