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per'sul•fu'ric ac'id



Pronunciation: (pûr'sul-fyoor'ik, pûr"-), [key] Chem.
1. Also called Caro's acid, permonosulfuric acid, peroxymonosulfuric acid, peroxysulfuric acid. a white, crystalline solid, H2SO5, used as an oxidizing agent for certain organic compounds.
2. Also called peroxydisulfuric acid. a white, crystalline solid, H2S2O8, used in the manufacture of hydrogen peroxide.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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