Definition of chloric acid in English:

chloric acid


mass nounChemistry
  • 1A colourless liquid acid with strong oxidizing properties.

    Chemical formula: HClO₃

    • ‘All of this is to justify why NaClO 3 is merely sodium chlorate while HClO 3 gets the exalted name of chloric acid.’
    • ‘For example, if you know HClO 3 is chloric acid, you can use the following rules to figure out the names of HClO 4, HClO 2, and HClO.’
    • ‘Thus, if the calorimetric determination of Method B seemed attractive but one wished to avoid chloric acid digestion, an ashing procedure such as in Method E could be adapted to it.’
    • ‘Here the two reservoir substances chloric acid and chloride nitrate can react with each other and set free chloride atoms and nitric acid.’
    • ‘The black precipitate which I obtained was received by a filter paper carefully washed first with well distillated water, then with hot water and at last with chloric acid.’
    1. 1.1 Any acid containing chlorine and oxygen.
      • ‘The solid manganese dioxide is then separated from the chloric acid solution containing zinc ions.’
      • ‘Crystal sodium chlorate from the generator and make-up sodium chlorate are passed through electrolysis cells to produce chloric acid to replace the sulfuric acid feed to the R8 and R11 processes.’


Early 19th century: chloric from chlorine + -ic.


chloric acid

/ˌklɔːrɪk ˈasɪd/