perchloric [per-klawr-ik, -klohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.
- of or derived from perchloric acid.
The alkaloid gives a fine magenta colour with perchloric acid.
Alexander Wynter Blyth
Further concentration leads to decomposition, with evolution of oxygen and formation of perchloric acid.
Perchloric acid is best prepared by distilling potassium perchlorate with concentrated sulphuric acid.