Lime, chlorinated

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Description

A white powder that is used to bleach textiles. Chlorinated lime is also used as a disinfectant and deodorizer.

See also calcium hypochlorite.

Synonyms and Related Terms

chloride of lime; bleaching powder

Composition CaCl(ClO)-4H2O

Hazards and Safety

Acids and moisture cause the evolution of chlorine gas

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