Meaning of persulfuric acid

per'sul•fu'ric ac'id

Pronunciation: (pûr'sul-fyoor'ik, pûr"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. Also calleda white, crystalline solid, HSO, used as an oxidizing agent for certain organic compounds.
  2. Also calleda white, crystalline solid, HSO, used in the manufacture of hydrogen peroxide.
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