periodic acid

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: "pûrīŏd'ĭk ă'sĭd, IPA(key): /ˌpɜːraɪˈɒdɪk ˈæsɪd/

Noun[edit]

periodic acid (plural periodic acids)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) HIO4, the oxyacid of iodine in which iodine has the highest oxidation number; it is a white crystalline substance, and a strong oxidizing agent

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note that the pronunciation of the first word of this term is different from that of "periodic" in the sense of "recurring in periods".