from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strongly oxidizing unstable acid, HClO3, found only in aqueous solution.

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  • noun chemistry a strong acid, HClO3, known only in solution and as its chlorate salts; a powerful oxidizing agent

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  • noun (HClO3) a strong unstable acid with an acrid odor found in chlorate salts


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