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Bleaching Powder

Bleaching Powder
Bleaching Powder
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Product Code : AFCOT007
Brand Name : GLAB
Product Description

Formula: Ca (ClO) 2                  Molar mass: 142.98 g/mol
Density: 2.35 g/cm³                   Melting point: 100 °C
Boiling point: 175 °C                 IUPAC ID: Calcium dihypochlorite
Soluble in: Water

Calcium hypochlorite is a chemical compound with the formula Ca(ClO)2. Comparitively, it is stable than sodium hypochlorite, along with having and more chlorine percentage. It is also widely used as a bleaching agent and for water treatment, it is used to disinfect the drinking water or swimming pool water. In the swimming pools, it finds use as a sanitizer, cyanuric acid stabilizer, which reduces the loss of chlorine due to ultraviolet radiation. It is available in the market as 68% calcium hypochlorite, combined with various salts.


The calcium hypochlorite is used in bleaching powder, which finds use to bleach linen and cotton. It also finds use in bathroom cleaners, moss & algae removers, weed killers, and domestic disinfectant sprays. Calcium hypochlorite may be used to manufacture chloroform. In sugar industry bleaching powder is used for bleaching sugar cane juice before its crystallization.

Bleaching Powder

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Characteristics

Specifications

1

Available Chlorine, percent by mass, Min

34.00

2

Stability, Loss of chlorine on the basic of initial available chlorine, Max

1/15

3

Moisture, percent by mass, Max

0.30

4

Particle Size (Passing through 1.70mm IS sieve), percent by mass, Min

99.50


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