ammonium perchlorate


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ammonium perchlorate

[ə′mōn·yəm pər′klȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
NH4ClO4 A salt that forms colorless or white rhombic and regular crystals, which are soluble in water; it decomposes at 150°C, and the reaction is explosive at higher temperatures.
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Evaluation of a population with occupational exposure to airborne ammonium perchlorate for possible acute or chronic effects on thyroid function.
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