In the course of my work a year ago on Silver as a Reducing Agent, in which the action of finely divided silver on chloric, iodic and chromic acids was studied quantitatively, there was occasion to study the literature relating to the action of chloric and related acids on other metals. It soon appeared clear that the amount of information to be gained about the action of chloric acid in particular, on the metals was very meager, and it appeared also that there were several errors, whose origin in most cases could not be traced, that had apparently come down from treatise to treatise to the present time. It seemed, therefore, desirable to attempt to make some contribution to the subject, and if possible to clear up some contradictions and doubtful points, and this seemed the more desirable since chloric acid is one of the few strong oxidizing acids, which can be obtained in the free state easily and in pure condition, and which is fairly stable.
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Hendrixson, W. S.
"The Action of Chloric Acid on Metals,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 11(1), 150-162.
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