potassium perchlorate

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potassium perchlorate

[pə′tas·ē·əm pər′klȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KClO4 Explosive, oxidative, colorless crystals; soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol; decomposes at 400°C; used in explosives, medicine, pyrotechnics, analysis, and as a reagent and oxidizing agent. Also known as potassium hyperchlorate.