One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A colourless liquid acid with strong oxidizing properties.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘All of this is to justify why NaClO 3 is merely sodium chlorate while HClO 3 gets the exalted name of chloric acid.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 Any acid containing chlorine and oxygen.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The solid manganese dioxide is then separated from the chloric acid solution containing zinc ions.’
Early 19th century: chloric from chlorine + -ic.
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