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Bleaching Powder Chemical Name And Formula: Class 10 Chemistry Notes
The chemical name of the bleaching powder is Calcium hypochlorite or Calcium oxychloride.
The chemical formula of bleaching chloride is:
The action of chlorine gas on dry slaked lime produces the bleaching powder.
Bleaching powder is used for bleaching dirty clothes in the laundry.
It is also used as a bleaching agent in the textile industry to bleach cotton and linen.
It is useful in disinfecting the drinking water supply.
The manufacture of chloroform also needs bleaching powder.