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calcium hypochlorite

a white, crystalline compound, Ca(OCl) 2 , used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.
Origin of calcium hypochlorite
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Swimming pool tablets dissolve more slowly than calcium hypochlorite and do not thoroughly disinfect the effluent.
  • Chlorine dioxide, sodium hypochlorite, and calcium hypochlorite are not persistent in the environment.
  • If necessary some saturated calcium hypochlorite was added to adjust the level of chlorine.
  • Sequestering the cells in the vacuoles also protected them against low doses of calcium hypochlorite.
  • The color and duration of this particular flame color would indicate calcium hypochlorite.
calcium hypochlorite in Medicine

calcium hypochlorite n.
A white crystalline solid used as a bactericide, fungicide, and bleaching agent.

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