a pale-green, crystalline compound, NaOCl, unstable in air, soluble in cold water, decomposes in hot water: used as a bleaching agent for paper and textiles, in water purification, in household use, and as a fungicide.
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How to use sodium hypochlorite in a sentence
Their solution in hydrochloric acid is nearly neutralised; acetate of soda is then added, and an excess of sodium hypochlorite.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
It advised that because of the instability of concentrated solution of sodium hypochlorite, its manufacture had been discontinued.
Rideal has shown that the addition of ammonia to sodium hypochlorite destroys the bleaching activity in acid solution.
sodium hypochlorite is probably hydrolysed in dilute solution in a manner similar to that of bleach.
These solutions contain mixtures of sodium hypochlorite and sodium chloride together with some free alkali.
Scientific definitions for sodium hypochlorite
An unstable salt that is usually stored in solution and used as a fungicide and an oxidizing bleach. Chemical formula: NaOCl·5H2O.
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