Uses::Calcium hypochlorite


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Calcium hypochlorite is commonly used to sanitize public swimming pools and disinfect drinking water. Generally the commercial substance is sold with a purity of a 68% (with other additives and contaminants varying based upon the product's intended purpose). For instance as a swimming pool chemical it is often mixed with cyanuric acid stabilizers and anti-scaling agents (in order to reduce the loss of chlorine from ultraviolet radiation and to prevent calcium hardening). Calcium hypochlorite is also used in kitchens to disinfect surfaces and equipment.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=techreport }}</ref> Other common uses include bathroom cleansers, household disinfectant sprays, algaecides, herbicides, and laundry detergents.

Organic chemistry

Calcium hypochlorite is a general oxidizing agent and therefore finds some use in organic chemistry.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> For instance the compound is used to cleave glycols, α-hydroxy carboxylic acids and keto acids to yield fragmented aldehydes or carboxylic acids.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> Calcium hypochlorite can also be used in the haloform reaction to manufacture chloroform.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

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