Similar term(s): chlorate ion, chlorate compound.


ClO3-. A very reactive inorganic anion. The term chlorate can also be used to describe any compound containing the chlorate ion, normally chlorate salts (e.g. potassium chlorate, KClO3). The chlorate ion is a natural breakdown product of chlorine dioxide (e.g. by sunlight or in water).

Source: GreenFacts


The chlorate ion is a water disinfection byproduct found in drinking water when chlorine dioxide or hypochlorite (a type of chlorine disinfectant) are used as disinfectant.

Source: For more information on chlorate: WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality 

Related words:

Chlorine - Chlorite - Disinfectant(s) - Water disinfection by-product(s)


Español: Clorato
Français: Chlorate

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