::Calcium hypochlorite


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850 mg/kg (oral, rat)


Calcium hypochlorite or Calcium oxychloride
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EC number 231-908-7
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UN number 1748
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Safety data sheet ICSC 0638
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Calcium hypochlorite is an inorganic compound with formula Ca(ClO)2. As a mixture with lime and calcium chloride, it is marketed as chlorine powder or bleach powder for water treatment and as a bleaching agent.<ref name=Ullmann/> This compound is relatively stable and has greater available chlorine than sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It is a white solid, although commercial samples appear yellow. It strongly smells of chlorine, owing to its slow decomposition in moist air. It is not highly soluble in water and is more preferably used in soft to medium-hard water. It has two forms: dry and hydrated.

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