Periodic-acid meaning

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A white, crystalline inorganic acid, HIO4 · 2H2 O, used as an oxidizer.
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A white crystalline solid, HIO4, formed by careful oxidation of iodine or iodic acid: it is a strong oxidizing agent.
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(inorganic chemistry) HIO4, the oxyacid of iodine in which iodine has the highest oxidation number; it is a white crystalline substance, and a strong oxidizing agent.
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