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sodium hypochlorite

noun, Chemistry
1.
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.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • sodium hypochlorite is a chemical commonly found in bleach, water purifiers, and cleaning products.
sodium hypochlorite in Medicine

sodium hypochlorite n.
An unstable salt usually stored in solution and used as a fungicide and an oxidizing bleach.

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sodium hypochlorite in Science
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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