persalt [pur-sawlt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.
- (in a series of of a given metal or group) the in which the metal or group has a high, or the highest apparent, valence.
- (loosely) the of a peroxy acid.
Origin of persalt First recorded in 1810–20;+ Examples from the Web for persalt Historical Examples of persalt
If a solution of a persalt of iron is now added to the fluid, a blue precipitate is formed.
Prussian blue, with a persalt of iron or tin as a mordant, gives a very splendid dark blue.
British Dictionary definitions for persalt persalt noun
- any salt of a peracid
persalt in Medicine persalt [pûr′sôlt′] n.
- A salt containing the greatest proportion possible of the peroxy group.