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calcium hypochlorite

Chloride \Chlo"ride\, n. (Chem.) A binary compound of chlorine with another element or radical; as, chloride of sodium (common salt).

Chloride of ammonium, sal ammoniac.

Chloride of lime, bleaching powder; a grayish white substance, CaOCl2, used in bleaching and disinfecting; -- called more properly calcium hypochlorite. See Hypochlorous acid, under Hypochlorous.

Mercuric chloride, corrosive sublimate.

calcium hypochlorite

n. any hypochlorite of calcium; used as a bleaching agent

Calcium hypochlorite

Calcium hypochlorite is an inorganic compound with formula . As a mixture with lime and calcium chloride, it is marketed as chlorine powder or bleach powder for water treatment and as a bleaching agent. This compound is relatively stable and has greater available chlorine than sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach). It is a white solid, although commercial samples appear yellow. It strongly smells of chlorine, owing to its slow decomposition in moist air. It is not highly soluble in water and is more preferably used in soft to medium-hard water. It has two forms: dry and hydrated.

Usage examples of "calcium hypochlorite".

Here in Essen we are producing a disinfectant that is also a bleaching powder, calcium hypochlorite.

The dye is tested by adding a solution of calcium hypochlorite to the alcoholic tincture, when a deep blood-red colour, quickly fading, should appear, or the plants can be macerated in a weak solution of ammonia, which should produce a rich violet-red.